Rudolf Schindler architect

Icons of Design History: Schindler’s Unit Furniture

April 29, 2015

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The architect Rudolph M. Schindler is famous for houses that, in the twenties and thirties, were pioneering designs of breezy “embrace-the-open-air” architecture–now such an integral part of the Los Angeles lifestyle. During his career Schindler devised more than 200 pieces of furniture, both built-in and freestanding, breaking ground on the way we live indoors. Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present two seminal, history-making pieces of Schindler furniture design: a Unit chair and ottoman set. These come from the Elizabeth Van Patten residence, a hillside house in the Los Angeles Silver Lake neighborhood, designed and built from 1934 to 1935. The Unit chair and ottoman set, Lot 130, goes to market at the May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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