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Title Delta Convair 880 Club Compartment Seat Pair
Date 1960
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Seat, Aircraft
Catalog Number 1995.356.1
Description Connected pair of white molded fiberglass aircraft lounge seats with "Chinese Red" orange seat cushions and black base. Each of the two exterior seat arms have a metal flip-top ashtray. Metal holes in front of the seat arms could hold seat trays.
Artist/Maker Chance Vouglit
Artist 2/Maker 2 Draper, Dorothy
Provenance This seat is from the Club Compartment of a Delta Convair 880 jet. The Club Compartment held 12 seats in pairs around two low white coffee tables and was located in the front section of the aircraft.

According to Aviation Week magazine's March 23, 1959 issue: "Chance Vouglit has contracted with Convair to build club compartment seats for the Convair 880 turbojet transport. The order is Chance Vought’s first commercial airline subcontract since it began producing aircraft in 1917."

For the interior design of the 880, Convair worked with automotive designer Harley Earl and Dorothy Draper, a New York-based interior designer noted for her splashy use of color and accents.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Convair 880
First Class
Subjects Seating furniture
Credit line Delta Air Lines