Green K.E.M. Weber Chairs

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Green K.E.M. Weber Chairs

Green K.E.M. Weber Chairs

A set of six Art Deco armchairs from the “Kem Weber Group” dining suite by Kem Weber for Grand Rapids Chair Company. These chairs are in Weber’s signature “streamlined” style and are displayed in such museums as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

Kem Weber was born Karl Emanuel Martin Weber in Berlin in 1889. He received his design training in Potsdam and Berlin and eventually ended up in San Francisco in 1915; he became a U.S. citizen in 1924 and adopted the first name Kem. His designs typified the ideal elements of the “streamlined” Art Deco aesthetic and are considered some of the best examples of this style. Kem Weber died in 1963; his works have been included in exhibitions and museum collections around the world.

This set was also featured in “Horsefeathers”, a film by Groucho Marx circa 1934. KEM Webber was commissioned to design custom furniture for several Marx Bros. films.
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TITLE: Iconic Art Deco Kem Weber Group Set of Six Dining Chairs
PRICE: $150,000
CREATOR: KEM Weber (Designer)
COUNTRY: USA
CREATION DATE: 1928-29
MATERIALS: wood, textile
CONDITION: Good
LENGTH: 21 in. (53 cm)
DEPTH: 23 in. (58 cm)
HEIGHT: 41 in. (104 cm)
SEAT HEIGHT: 19 in. (48 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: New York City, NY
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 6
REFERENCE NUMBER: 11103188931508

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3 thoughts on “Green K.E.M. Weber Chairs”

  1. Nice chairs. On first glance I’m wondering what that frame is made from… then there’s the slight shape on the arms suggesting steel, but the legs seem to have feet more often seen on a timber chair – and the rear legs taper. Is this a hybrid? The style seems inspired from at least three main designs… for all it being a bulky dope of a seat, I really like it.

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