Richard Neutra: The undiscovered furniture designer
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His light-flooded houses are icons of the International style. Now an entire furniture collection based on designs by Austrian-American architect Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970) is to be issued.
VS, a manufacturer of furniture for schools and offices, has obtained the rights to Neutra’s designs and is now producing the pieces originally created in limited series or even individual pieces for the clients of Neutra’s California houses. In all, the collection comprises 27 different pieces made of wood and steel tubing, including the Boomerang Chair, a piece characteristic of the 1940s. The Lovell Easy Chair, however, was never made; until now it has existed only as a drawing planned for the Lovell Health House, which was built in 1929.