German, 1868 - 1940
Side chair, 1902-1903
H. 39-1/4 x W. 17-3/4 x D. 20 in.
The architect Peter Behrens designed this chair for a dining room shown in a Berlin department store as part of a modern interior design exhibition. With its bold, simple lines, the chair embodies Jugendstil, the German equivalent of the French Art Nouveau style.