Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber "Airline" Chair.

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Walt Disney Studios Kem Weber  Airline  Chair.
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(Weber, 1938) An original Kem Weber "airline" style chair from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Walt Disney trusted German artist Kem Weber to design nearly every aspect of his new Burbank studio in 1940. Weber contributed to the architecture, interior design, and even the font choices used on the buildings. Today, Weber is likely best remembered by his "airline" style chair. An icon of the mid-century modern aesthetic, Weber designed the chair with beautiful slopes and angles that were the inspiration behind its "airline" name. It is believed that only approximately 200 of these chairs were produced, with a large portion of that 200 used by Disney to furnish his new studio. From Walt Disney, to the Nine Old Men, to the future Imagineers who helped build Walt's park, one can only imagine the true Disney Legends who have used these Kem Weber chairs at the Walt Disney Studios over the years. This particular chair still retains its Walt Disney Productions studio identification tag underneath the right arm rest. The studio address of 2400 Alameda Ave. is listed on the tag with the ID number 2613. The padded seat and chair back form one separate hinged piece that rests within the wooden frame and contains straps that attach to small hooks on the back of the chair. The chair measures approximately 24.5" wide, 32" deep, and 30" tall, including the upholstered seat and chair back. The actual seating area measures approximately 21"x21". The condition is good overall, with expected wear throughout from studio use including some scuffs and dings to the wooden frame, and some wear to the upholstery such as a small indentation on the seat. Special shipping arrangements may apply, please inquire for details and estimates.