Comfortable Seating

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Gragg "Elastic" Side Chair, circa 1808

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Gragg "Elastic" Side Chair, circa 1808

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Artifact

Side Chair

Date Made

circa 1808

Object ID

73.66.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

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Gragg "Elastic" Side Chair, circa 1808

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Centripetal Spring Chair from a Pullman Train Car, 1860-1880

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Centripetal Spring Chair from a Pullman Train Car, 1860-1880

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Artifact

Centripetal spring chair

Date Made

1860-1880

Summary

Seating in most American railroad passenger coaches meant a basic, two-person bench. But a Pullman parlor car offered greater amenities in return for its higher fare. Individual seats provided softer cushioning, richer upholstery and comfortable armrests. The ride in this chair was further smoothed by the centripetal metal springs underneath.

Creators

Unknown 

Place of Creation

United States 

Object ID

41.46.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Michigan Central Railroad Company.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Centripetal Spring Chair from a Pullman Train Car, 1860-1880

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Aeron Task Chair, Pre-Production Prototype, 1994

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Aeron Task Chair, Pre-Production Prototype, 1994

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Artifact

Armchair

Date Made

1994

Summary

Designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf explored new materials that could replicate the cooling effect of historic wicker furniture and studied human sitting habits to create Herman Miller's groundbreaking Aeron task chair. One of the last in a series of experimental prototypes, this 1994 version incorporates the distinctive skeletal appearance that exemplified the production Aeron introduced later that year.

Object ID

2005.92.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

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Aeron Task Chair, Pre-Production Prototype, 1994

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