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American Art Deco Furniture

Kem Weber For Lloyd American Art Deco Sofa and Two Club Chairs

Kem WeberKem Weber
American [1889 - 1963] 

Karl Emanuel Martin Weber studied under Bruno Paul who guided him to design and supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 International Exposition in Brussels, leading to his commission to do the German section at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. World War I broke out and Weber was trapped in America. In the early 1920's, Weber became Art Director for Barker Brothers in Santa Barbara, California, designing several lines of modern furniture. In 1927 he left Barker Brothers (but remained as design consultant) and opened his own design studio in Los Angeles. Weber designed furniture for Higgins Mfg.Co., Meyers Co., Berkley and Gay, Haskelite Mfg., Karpen Furniture Co., Noha Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Furniture Co., and Lloyd Mfg. Co. He also designed a line of modern clocks for the Lawson Clock Co. ***We are actively buying Kem Weber furniture as well as other top designers and art deco furniture from the...
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designed this settee and two club chairs for Lloyd Chromium Furniture, the Lloyd Manufacturing Company, Menominee, MI.  The settee and chair were at the January 1935 Grand Rapids Furniture Market and appeared in a Lloyd Advertisement in the February 1935 Furniture Record with the headline “Designs by Kem Weber, Quality by Lloyd”.  The advertisement goes on to say “by far the most interesting Lloyd Chromium group shown at the winter market was this truly unusual group designed by Kem Weber”.   The bodies are of chromed steel, upholstery on Marshall spring-filled seat and back cushions with ebonized wood handles and arm rests.  A partial Lloyd decal appears on one of the chair frames.  The settee is 65” wide x 33” deep and 27” high.  The chairs are 28” wide x 33” deep and 29” high.

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