A winner of several design awards and a permanent part of the collection of MoMA, the ‘NY’ chair is a highly esteemed example of modern design. Created in 1958 by Japanese designer Takeshi Nii (1920-2007), the format of the chair was inspired by foldaway director’s chairs. It was named in honour of the designer’s family name, but it also means ‘new’ in Danish – a gesture of homage to mid-century Scandinavian furniture. The ‘Ny’ chair and footstool folds into a slender size when not required but offers a deceptively comfortable seating experience.
Surface wear to the wooden elements and minor surface wear to the chrome bases.
Canvas has been faded by the light and use.
Chair – W62 D81 H86cm, seat height 33cm.
Stool – W50 D42 H35cm