Nugent Rocking Chair

Paul Hutner Collection

 

In 1960, Walter Nugent submitted a US patent application for his unique “sitting furniture” design – basically, a flexible sprung-steel seat pan fixed to a rigid frame. By varying the configuration of seats and support structures, Nugent created a wide range of seating solutions, from Danish style lounge chairs like the C-15, to airport seating. The chair shown here was developed for hospital use and utilizes a high-back seat to provide support during the rocking motion.

Sources:
Paul Hutner Collection
– Nugent, W.S. U.S. Patent 3 019 051, 1962
Rachel Gotlieb and Cora Golden, Design in Canada (Toronto: Key Porter, 2004)

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