Katina Leodas

Boomerang Chair

Mahogany marine plywood, polyester webbing, outdoor fabric

Price:

750

36"D x 24W x 36H

The original Boomerang Chair was designed in the 1940's by Richard Neutra, to furnish worker housing built in LA. Neutra's chair was held together with screws, rather than the through wedged tenons I have introduced. Also, his chair had no arms and the front "leg" was a straight dowel. I replaced that feature with a bomerang shaped leg and arm piece.

In the same way that abstract paintings show objects and people through the use of shapes and color (rather than precise representation), this chair represents standard features of a chair--the sides, legs, arms and rails--with unorthodox shapes, all of which function to provide a comfortable, stable place to sit.