David Rowland Dining Set for GF Furniture
A dining set by David Rowland for GF Furniture Systems, c.1990. The set consists of a table and four 1963-designed simple and stackable modern set of 40/4 stacking dining chairs. These feature heavy chrome plated steel bases, with molded seats upholstered in its original fabric. It got its name due to the fact that when stacked, it fits 40 chairs in just 4 feet of space hence the name 40/4 chair. The Model 710 table has a burgundy laminate top that sits on top of chrome plated steel base that runs along the side of the tabletop with wire/hairpin legs.
David Rowland attended the University of Southern California to study industrial design and, in 1951, received his Master’s Degree in Industrial Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Rowland believed that chairs should have characteristics other than appearance, this led him to spend 8 years designing a chair that would save space--the 40/4 Chair was patented in 1963.
Dining set w/4 chairs and table: $950/each (12 available)
Table: $500/each (12 available)
Chairs: $125/each (59 available)
Chairs; 17.75” width x 21” depth x 30” height; seat height is 18.25”
Table: 47.5" width x 29.5" depth x 28" height
Excellent vintage condition; professionally cleaned.