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The Schiele Chair: M.2-2018

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Titles

The Schiele Chair

Maker(s)

Harris, Colin

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Description

Steam bent, polished and painted beech and polished mild steel chair

Chair, comprising: two black turned wood angles, off-set form the four legs; eight brown bent wood slats, four being the seat and four the back; and two bent steel rods providing the frame.

Notes

History note: Commissioned for the donor's gift

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 83 cm
Height: 85.7 cm
Width: 119 cm

Relative size of this object

1.2 m85.7 cm83 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2018-04-30) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith

Dating

First quarter of 21st century
2017 CE - 2018 CE

Note

Colin Harris (b.1972) is an Irish designer and furniture maker. Having learned cabinet-making from his grandfather, he followed studies in engineering and computer science at Trinity College, Dublin with a Diploma of Furniture Design at John Makepeace’s Parnham College. He works mainly in Irish hardwoods, producing both serial and bespoke furniture. This chair was inspired by the painting by Egon Schiele, "Seated Woman with Bent Knees" (1917), from which it derives its form and colouring. Striking for its innovation and technical quality, the design captures the figure of the seated woman using the simple elements of legs turned from solid pine and slats of steam bent beech, held together with polished mild steel bars. This is the third version, made for the Goodison gift to the Fitzwilliam collection; the prototype was bought by a private collector at the Parnham College ‘Going Solo’ exhibition, 1997, in Cork Street, London, where it was awarded the Smallpiece prize.

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Components of the work

Slats composed of wood ( 2 inch superior grade European steamed beech)
Legs composed of wood ( 4 inch beech blanks)
Frame composed of steel ( 5/8 inch bright mild steel bar.)

Techniques used in production

Oiling
Staining

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-2018
Primary reference Number: 223241
Entry form number: 1358
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 31 July 2018 Updated: Monday 7 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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