VS America is showing furniture designs by Architect Richard Neutra at NeoCon 2013, the architecture and design exposition/ conference for commercial interiors (on now in Chicago), including the iconic ‘Boomerang’ chair.
“With his light-flooded houses, he shaped the scene of the Californian modern trend.” says VS America. “From there he rose to be an architectural icon of ‘international style': Today, Richard Neutra’s designs still have an impact on architectural students who study the emergence of the Work Federation and the School of Building (Bauhaus) in Germany as well as the beginnings of modernism in America.”
Neutra furniture designs were created as individual pieces and limited production series for villas and residental developments and have now been researched and documented in great detail by German furniture manufacturer VS. The Boomerang Chair was developed in the 1940’s in various alternatives as a casual furniture piece for the “Channel Heights” residential development and the Nesbitt-House. The sweeping side pieces and the straight oak rods combine with the straps to form a contemporary hallmark of the era in which it was originally created.