David Rowland
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"David Lincoln Rowland" was an American industrial designer famous for his 40/4 chair, so named because it stacks 40 chairs in high. The chair was the first compactly stackable chair invented, and is regarded as the gold standard of stackable chairs, not only for its stackability, but for its comfort, durability, timelessness, and grace. Referring to the 40/4, modern critics have noted that “It is unsurpassed to this day in engineering sophistication and production”. In continuous production since its introduction, the chair has sold in the millions around the world over 5 decades and is found in many prestigious locations, including St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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