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Vintage Royal Metal Manufacturing Co. Industrial chair Royal Metal Manufacturing Co. metal tubular Industrial chair.Chalky blue green vinyl back seat and arms.Tubular furniture is an important link between industrial mass production and upscale modernist design.In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. It is missing a cap on the bottom of one of its feet. You can get this at the hardware store.Measures approximately 24” wide x 32”tall x 22” deep.There was a movement to domesticate iron furniture in nineteenth century England, which influenced a new breed of American designers. The movement’s origins in America can be found in the innovative use of thin wire in furniture design. The ice cream parlor chair is a perfect example. It “was marketed in the thousands by the Royal Metal Manufacturing Company of Chicago [in the late 1890’s]”.  This use of steel in furniture lead to the tubular steel furniture that we all know, think of Bauhaus. Tubular steel furniture found its place at the crossroads of modern art and socially progressive ideals. Many modernist designers were committed to the same goals of the early arts and crafts movement, particularly in the ethos of mission furniture. They felt they had an obligation to bring good design to the masses. The Eames Brothers were most renowned in America for this aesthetic. Unfortunately they quickly moved from the progressive aspirations of  “design for the masses” to a practice of “design for the few”. However, there are still a few “schools” within modern furniture design that adhere to these original ideas.Like the American strongmen, industrial steel furniture produced by the Royal Metal Manufacturing co. portrayed American industrial might and the men it bred. It was and is the chair for the people. So buy your industrial now before it gets too expensive.In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. It is missing a cap on the bottom of one of its feet. You can get this at the hardware store.Measures approximately 24” wide x 32”tall x 22” deep.
If you would like to buy this check out our etsy store.A nice article no steel tubular design  http://www.modernfurnitureclassics.com/index.php/main_page/editorial/title/Title%2016A 1930’s article on the Royal Metal Manufacturing co.http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,762984,00.html

Vintage Royal Metal Manufacturing Co. Industrial chair

Royal Metal Manufacturing Co. metal tubular Industrial chair.
Chalky blue green vinyl back seat and arms.
Tubular furniture is an important link between industrial mass production and upscale modernist design.
In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. It is missing a cap on the bottom of one of its feet. You can get this at the hardware store.
Measures approximately 24” wide x 32”tall x 22” deep.

There was a movement to domesticate iron furniture in nineteenth century England, which influenced a new breed of American designers. The movement’s origins in America can be found in the innovative use of thin wire in furniture design. The ice cream parlor chair is a perfect example. It “was marketed in the thousands by the Royal Metal Manufacturing Company of Chicago [in the late 1890’s]”.  This use of steel in furniture lead to the tubular steel furniture that we all know, think of Bauhaus. Tubular steel furniture found its place at the crossroads of modern art and socially progressive ideals. Many modernist designers were committed to the same goals of the early arts and crafts movement, particularly in the ethos of mission furniture. They felt they had an obligation to bring good design to the masses. The Eames Brothers were most renowned in America for this aesthetic. Unfortunately they quickly moved from the progressive aspirations of  “design for the masses” to a practice of “design for the few”. However, there are still a few “schools” within modern furniture design that adhere to these original ideas.
Like the American strongmen, industrial steel furniture produced by the Royal Metal Manufacturing co. portrayed American industrial might and the men it bred. It was and is the chair for the people. So buy your industrial now before it gets too expensive.

In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. It is missing a cap on the bottom of one of its feet. You can get this at the hardware store.
Measures approximately 24” wide x 32”tall x 22” deep.


If you would like to buy this check out our etsy store.

A nice article no steel tubular design 
http://www.modernfurnitureclassics.com/index.php/main_page/editorial/title/Title%2016
A 1930’s article on the Royal Metal Manufacturing co.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,762984,00.html