He was born 100 years ago in Boston, Massachusetts, and went on to become the 35th President of the United States. As President-elect John F. Kennedy planned to move into the White House, workplace technicians from the Gunlocke Company of Wayland, New York, collaborated with his personal physician, Dr. Janet Travell, to develop an executive chair that combined anatomic, physiologic, and mechanical principles with aesthetics.
Dr. Travell had treated JFK for chronic back pain and insisted on “ergonomic intervention” in the building of the executive chair he used at his Oval Office desk.
To mark this occasion, Gunlocke has re-issued the JFK Oval Office chair, crafted according to the historic specifications. The JFK Centennial-Edition Oval Office Chair is offered to the public by History Company for $4,499.
For more information about the JFK Centennial-Edition Oval Office Chair, History Company offers a free 64-page book that details the making of the historic chair.
To order a copy of the book, phone 1-800-891-0466
SOURCE: History Company
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