I love it when I learn about new people. And let's admit it, there are LOTS that I still don't know about. This weeks discovery is Kem Weber. One of his most well known pieces is the Airline Chair shown above. Designed in 1934 it was a ready to assemble chair with a low cost of $24.75. (Actually that seems low, but considering inflation it's around $400 in modern terms). The idea of ready to assemble was still pretty revolutionary at that time (way before Ikea) and the design was pretty radical still. The end result was a limited production of only 200 chairs. Some people are just ahead of their time.
Work from Kem and others will be on display this fall at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit is called California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way.