While the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is closed to the public for renovations, it keeps with its extensive acquisition program that comes to add modern design objects to its extensive collection. I have read that among its latest acquisitions are two iconic chairs: an early example of a bentwood chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, and an armchair, which Alexander Girard designed for Braniff International Airways.
Breuer designed the chair in 1936 for Isokon, when living in England and before immigrating to the United States. Girard’s chair was designed later and reflects the aesthetics of the 60s. In 1968, he did for Braniff International Airways all aspects of design from branded playing cards to furniture, to graphics.