Power Play™ Chair and Ottoman
Designed by Frank Gehry, 1990
Inspired by the surprising strength of the apple crates he played on as a child, Frank Gehry created his thoroughly original collection of bentwood furniture. The ribbon-like designs transcend the conventions of style by exploring, as the great modernists did, the essential challenge of deriving form from function.
Construction and Details
- Seat cushon available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers for both the chair and ottoman
- ¾” thick high resiliency foam used for cushions. Cushions snap-lock to the underside of the chair
- Frame constructed of hard white maple veneer strips, laminated 6 to 9 thick with high-bonding urea glue
- Thermo-set assembly glue provides structural rigidity without the need for metal connectors
- To maximize tension compression, limited assembly glue is used in woven seat: weaves flex in unison for spring-like comfort
- Chair back flexes for added comfort
- Clear plastic glides with matte frost finish included
- Ottoman has one pair of legs that can be locked in upright position to create a slanted leg and foot rest, or can be folded underneath for low foot rest or floor cushion
- The underside of each piece is embossed with the Knoll logo and Frank Gehry’s signature
- Width: 31 ⅜"
- Depth: 30 ⅛"
- Height: 32 ⅞"
- Seat Height: 16"
- Arm Height: 23 ½"