Was it made? Can it be made? Should it be made? New York Museum of Modern Art's competition for low cost furniture in 1948 resulted in some of today's most celebrated furniture classics - including Charles & Ray Eames famous fibreglass chaise longue. Other participants in the competition included famous designers like Hans Wegner, Ilmari Tapiovaara and Marcel Breuer.
A less known fact is that Norwegian modernist architect Arne Korsmo proposed quite a spectacular sketch for a chair in collaboration with his friend Jørn Utzon. Korsmo and Utzon's chair is a boldly organic design. We have never heard about or seen pictures of a prototype, but the sketch shows an exciting and truly radical design for its time. We suspect the fact that the competition called for low priced furniture - may be part of the reason why the chair design seem to have been thrown into the archives.
(Images from Digital Museum)