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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Eero Saarinen, American, born Finland, 1910–1961
Manufacturer: Knoll Inc., American, founded 1938

72U Chair

designed 1948, manufactured 1955

Tubular steel, latex foam rubber, plastic; fiberglass nylon upholstery

31 3/4 × 21 7/8 × 19 1/2 in. (80.7 × 55.6 × 49.5 cm)
seat: 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Phillips, Class of 1942
1984.14.6
Geography: 
Made in East Greenville, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1984,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 76.

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