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Case Study 22 Lounge Chair

case study #22 lounge chair & ottoman

Design Hendrik Van Keppel & Taylor Green, 1939
Stainless steel, powder coat, marine cord
Made in USA by Modernica

Since 2002, the Case Study® #22 collection has been manufactured to the exact specifications of the original VKG Lounge Chair, Ottoman and Chaise, originally built by Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green from 1939 through 1970. These timeless designs are Included in the permanent collections of MOMA and LACMA museums.

Included in the iconic photo by Julius Shulman of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #22, pieces from the collection were also included in a famous Julius Shulman photo of the Kaufman house designed by Richard Neutra. Many architects involved in the Case Study House Program valued VKG's simple, pure and functional designs that promoted the indoor /outdoor lifestyle which represented the California lifestyle.

Fabricated from Marine Grade Stainless Steel (grade 304), powder coated black with UV protection. The Stainless Steel frames offer superior strength and will not rust. The covering is a specialty marine cord, engineered and manufactured for sailing. This marine cord is extremely durable and can be cleaned simply by hosing it off once a week. The cord is guaranteed against rot or mildew.

lounge chair: 21.5" L | 34.5" d | 26" h
ottoman: 21.5" L | 18" d | 12" h

$956.25 + free curbside delivery in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 4-6 weeks)

Modernica’s first official year as a furniture manufacturer came in 1989, after Frank and Jay Novak purchased 12,000 discarded plastic shell chairs and created bases and shock mounts for them. The shells had been discarded by Century Plastics, after Herman Miller discontinued their production of fiberglass chairs. Modernica founded their company on the heels of the North American Modernist movement and perpetuated the idea of the burgeoning modernist California lifestyle.

case study #22 lounge chair & ottoman

The Case Study #22 series has been prominently featured in many of the photographs documenting the Case Study Home Program. The low flowing lines of these pieces create a visual form that intergrates easily into any natural landscape.

Designed in 1946 by Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green, the original pieces were constructed of World War II surplus enameled tubular steel and cotton rope. VKG produced the series until 1970. After being out-of-production for almost three decades, Modernica revitalized Van Keppel-Green’s design and began production in 1999. With a commitment to authenticity, Modernica produces each piece to the exact original design specifications. However, Modernica did re-engineer the materials to increase durability —replacing the enameled steel with a rust-proof, powder-coated stainless steel frame and replacing the cotton rope, with long-lasting marine, nautical-grade rope.

The Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green’s Lounge Chair and Ottoman are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art.

Made in California.