Architect Richard Neutra designed a collection of houses in LA in 1942. The buildings no longer exist but the chairs he made to put in them are still being made today.
| Richard Neutra, Channel Heights Housing Project, San Pedro, California, 1942 |
He came up with the Boomerang chair for ship yard workers in this San Pedro community project. It was a low priced product constructed using plastic strapping and plywood.
| Richard Neutra, Boomerang Chair, 1942 |
The chair has since been reissued using materials more likely to be found in swish magazines.
But I think I prefer this other Boomerang Chair designed by Danish due Hvidt and Nielsen.
| Hvidt and Nielsen, Boomerang Chair, Denmark, 1954 |