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ralph rapson rapid rocking chair
Ralph Rapson's Rapid Rocker

Based on drawings first done by Ralph Rapson in 1939, the Rapson Bentwood Rocker remains as comfortable as it is striking.  The strong maple-ply frame provides a smooth rock and the sculpted, cantilevered arms make the chair look like it is about to take flight.  Your back and neck will appreciate the double-backed, foam-cushioned, form-fitting seat. Whether in the nursery, by the hearth, or in the living room, it's often called the most comfortable seat in the house.
Finishes: Cocoa-stained or natural maple. Upholstery: Six colors long-wearing wool-feel olefin that is woven using windpower. This fabric looks like a wool and is exceptionally tough and stain resistant. ALternatively, you can customize this chair by sending in your own fabric. Please contact us for instructions.
26.25" wide side-to-side, 35" high, and 33.25" deep front-to-back. 
Weighs about 30 pounds. 

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ralph rapson rapid rocking chair
Additional information:
The wood is maple and the finish is two coats of a spray applied clear (50 sheen) catalyzed lacquer. 
The bent wood rocker was first built for the museum of Modern art in 1939 and it was first sold in 1948 by knoll associates as a part of their ‘Rapson Line’.  These knoll rockers were a solid wood version executed under the wartime materials restrictions. Knoll subsequently sold the line to Bloomingdale's in 1945, who then took out a full page advertisement for the rocker in the New York Times, holding it up as an example of an innovative and attractive modern take on a traditional piece.