Rocker #60 | Sam Maloof

Rocker #60

1982
walnut; sawn, laminated,
shaped, sanded, and oil-finished
116 x 65 x 114 cm (46 x 26 x 45 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of Barbaralee Diamonstein
and Carl Speilvogel
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Considered by many craft artists to be the most difficult piece of furniture to make, the chair has become synonymous with the name of Sam Maloof. This rocker consists of simple contoured parts that flow together gracefully, reflecting the artist's involvement with every detail of his work. Exquisitely designed, this chair invites you to sit and be embraced with comfort and understated elegance.

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Rocker #60 (Detail)

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