Furthering my quest into Metro Station Seating. One of the Paris stations.
While picking up again on the mini series of seatings in Metro stations, I found an American expat living in Paris who blogs about Paris, sharing the cool seats of the Franklin D. Roosevelt station of the Parisian Metro.
With the lighting mirrored in them they really look like smiley’s.
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
CREATOR: KEM Weber (Designer)
CREATION DATE: 1928-29
MATERIALS: wood, textile
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