Side Chairs | Dining Chairs

Side Chairs | Dining Chairs

Description
Description

Dining chairs, often referred to as side chairs, are seating solutions designed primarily for dining areas. Central to their design is comfort and posture suitable for mealtime, with a height that pairs well with standard dining tables. They can be with or without armrests, and their backs can range from low to high. Materials span wood, metal, plastic, to upholstered versions for added comfort. Styles vary widely, from minimalist and contemporary to ornate and classical. While primarily found in dining rooms, these chairs are versatile and can also be used in living areas, cafes, or waiting rooms, complementing the space's decor and providing comfortable seating.

History
History

Dining chairs have roots in ancient civilizations where seating denoted status. Initially, chairs were reserved for the elite, while common folk sat on benches or stools. As societies progressed, the accessibility of chairs expanded. The Renaissance brought a surge in craftsmanship, leading to more decorative and comfortable designs. With the industrial revolution, mass production made chairs more available to the general public. Over time, these chairs evolved in design, material, and comfort, reflecting societal changes and the importance of communal dining.

Future
Future

Side chairs are embracing adaptability and sustainability. Multi-purpose designs, allowing chairs to fit dining and living spaces alike, are gaining traction. Ergonomic features, focused on prolonged comfort, are becoming standard. Sustainable materials, like bamboo or recycled fabrics, are popular for eco-conscious consumers. Brands like IKEA and West Elm offer chairs with detachable, washable covers for longevity. As homes merge traditional dining and living spaces, side chairs will be central to this transformation, blending aesthetics with practicality.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What is a side chair?

Side chairs are armless chairs with frames that are not completely upholstered. Because side chairs are typically easy to move and are manufactured with a large variety of styles and materials, side chairs are practical furniture items that are often used as dining chairs.

How tall is the seat of a side chair?

The seat height of a side chair is based on the common ergonomic dimensions of an adult and are typically designed in the range of 16.5”-19” (42-48 cm).

How wide are side chairs?

Side chairs are designed with a diverse variety of styles and materials, but the width of a side chair is commonly established between 16.5”-22” (42-56 cm).

Furniture

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31.75” | 80.6 cm
20” | 50.8 cm
19” | 48.3 cm
1951
Ant Chair
80.600
50.800
48.300
1951.00
250
https://p3d.in/e/5Hy3D
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3D
Ant ChairView of the Ant Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Ant Chair in 3D available for download
32.25” | 81.9 cm
20.5” | 52.1 cm
22.5” | 57.2 cm
2013
Bacco Chair
81.900
52.100
57.200
2013.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/GVfaP
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3D
Bacco ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Bacco ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Bacco Chair
33” | 84 cm
18” | 46 cm
18” | 46 cm
1998
Bellini Chair
84.000
46.000
46.000
1998.00
300
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3D
Bellini Chair3D model of the Bellini Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Bellini Chair viewed in perspective
28.75” | 73 cm
21.75” | 55.2 cm
19.75” | 50.2 cm
1952
Bertoia Side Chair
73.000
55.200
50.200
1952.00
250
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3D
Bertoia Side Chair3D model of the Bertoia Molded Fiberglass Side Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Bertoia Molded Fiberglass Side Chair viewed in perspective
29.5” | 74.9 cm
22” | 55.9 cm
21.5” | 54.6 cm
2013
Bounce Chair
74.900
55.900
54.600
2013.00
300
https://p3d.in/e/LcRrz
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3D
Bounce ChairView of the Bounce Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Bounce Chair in 3D available for download
32” | 81 cm
20.5” | 52.1 cm
19” | 48 cm
1962
CH36 Chair
81.000
52.100
48.000
1962.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/BnK5r
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3D
CH36 ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the CH36 ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the CH36 Chair
31.5” | 80 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
23.5” | 60 cm
1928
Cesca Side Chair
80.000
47.000
60.000
1928.00
70
https://p3d.in/e/zARcL
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3D
Cesca Side ChairView of the Cesca Side Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Cesca Side Chair in 3D available for download
31.5” | 80 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
1958
Cherner Side Chair
80.000
47.000
55.000
1958.00
70
https://p3d.in/e/S0K8F
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3D
Cherner Side Chair3D model of the Cherner Side Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Cherner Side Chair viewed in perspective
32.5” | 82.6 cm
20” | 50.8 cm
20.5” | 52.1 cm
2018
Contour Chair
82.600
50.800
52.100
2018.00
450
https://p3d.in/e/Kt0Ww
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3D
Contour ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Contour ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Contour Chair
35” | 89 cm
18” | 46 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
1958
Drop Chair
89.000
46.000
55.000
1958.00
150
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3D
Drop ChairView of the Drop Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Drop Chair in 3D available for download
31.75” | 80.6 cm
18” | 45.7 cm
21” | 53.3 cm
1948
Eames Dowel Base Side Chair
80.600
45.700
53.300
1948.00
70
GUIDE
3D
Eames Dowel Base Side ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Eames Dowel Base Side ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Eames Dowel Base Side Chair
29.5” | 75 cm
20.5” | 52.1 cm
21" | 53.3 cm
1946
Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair
75.000
52.100
53.300
1946.00
80
https://p3d.in/e/DAHwE
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3D
Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair3D model of the Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair viewed in perspective
31.5” | 80 cm
18” | 46 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
1948
Eames Wire Base Side Chair
80.000
46.000
55.000
1948.00
10
GUIDE
3D
Eames Wire Base Side ChairView of the Eames Wire Base Side Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Eames Wire Base Side Chair in 3D available for download
32.75” | 83 cm
19” | 48 cm
21.25” | 54 cm
1951
Eames Wire Chair
83.000
48.000
54.000
1951.00
200
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3D
Eames Wire ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Eames Wire ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Eames Wire Chair
33.25” | 85 cm
16.25” | 41 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
1859
Era Chair
85.000
41.000
52.000
1859.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/hTlBv
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3D
Era Chair3D model of the Era Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Era Chair viewed in perspective
33” | 84 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
20.25” | 51 cm
2016
Generic C Chair
84.000
52.000
51.000
2016.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/aEnMA
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3D
Generic C ChairView of the Generic C Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Generic C Chair in 3D available for download
32” | 81.3 cm
19.75” | 50.2 cm
20.75” | 52.7 cm
1994
Globus Chair
81.300
50.200
52.700
1994.00
100
https://p3d.in/e/gKSqY
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3D
Globus Chair3D model of the Globus Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Globus Chair viewed in perspective
30.375" | 77.2 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
2016
IKEA Adde Chair
77.200
39.100
47.000
2016.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/RPHyv
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3D
IKEA Adde ChairView of the IKEA Adde Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Adde Chair in 3D available for download
30.375" | 77.2 cm
19.25" | 48.9 cm
19.625" | 49.8 cm
2008
IKEA Bernhard Chair
77.200
48.900
49.800
2008.00
250
https://p3d.in/e/xCxZC
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IKEA Bernhard ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bernhard ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bernhard Chair
35.875” | 91.1 cm
16.875” | 42.9 cm
20.5” | 52.1 cm
2003
IKEA Ingolf Chair
91.100
42.900
52.100
2003.00
200
https://p3d.in/e/w52ny
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IKEA Ingolf Chair3D model of the IKEA Ingolf Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Ingolf Chair viewed in perspective
37.375” | 94.9 cm
16.125” | 41 cm
19.625" | 49.8 cm
2013
IKEA Ivar Chair
94.900
41.000
49.800
2013.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/uryRq
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IKEA Ivar ChairView of the IKEA Ivar Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Ivar Chair in 3D available for download
35.375” | 89.9 cm
16.5" | 41.9 cm
19.25" | 48.9 cm
2002
IKEA Stefan Chair
89.900
41.900
48.900
2002.00
300
https://p3d.in/e/4xToR
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3D
IKEA Stefan ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Stefan ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Stefan Chair
32.25" | 81.9 cm
21.625” | 54.9 cm
22” | 55.9 cm
2016
IKEA Tobias Chair
81.900
54.900
55.900
2016.00
700
https://p3d.in/e/W7RcK
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3D
IKEA Tobias Chair3D model of the IKEA Tobias Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Tobias Chair viewed in perspective
37” | 94 cm
21.25” | 54 cm
21.75” | 55.2 cm
2002
Louis Ghost Chair
94.000
54.000
55.200
2002.00
600
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3D
Louis Ghost ChairView of the Louis Ghost Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Louis Ghost Chair in 3D available for download
31.0” | 79 cm
19.25” | 49 cm
27.25” | 69 cm
1927
MR Side Chair
79.000
49.000
69.000
1927.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/L2p6n
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3D
MR Side Chair3D model of the MR Side Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the MR Side Chair viewed in perspective
33.5” | 85 cm
17.5” | 45 cm
20.3” | 52 cm
1934
Marais A Chair
85.000
45.000
52.000
1934.00
100
https://p3d.in/e/5zXiz
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3D
Marais A ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Marais A ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Marais A Chair
30” | 76 cm
22.5” | 57 cm
20” | 51 cm
1946
Nakashima Straight-Back Chair
76.000
57.000
51.000
1946.00
250
https://p3d.in/e/Z6Ckm
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3D
Nakashima Straight-Back ChairView of the Nakashima Straight-Back Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Nakashima Straight-Back Chair in 3D available for download
33” | 83.8 cm
19” | 48.3 cm
22.75” | 57.8 cm
1960
Panton Chair
83.800
48.300
57.800
1960.00
1300
https://p3d.in/e/kJT57
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3D
Panton ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Panton ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Panton Chair
32” | 81 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
20” | 51 cm
1934
Prouvé Standard Chair
81.000
42.000
51.000
1934.00
320
https://p3d.in/e/01ViR
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3D
Prouvé Standard ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Prouvé Standard ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Prouvé Standard Chair
32” | 81 cm
18” | 46 cm
19.25” | 49 cm
1958
Result Chair
81.000
46.000
49.000
1958.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/Zydqt
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3D
Result Chair3D model of the Result Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Result Chair viewed in perspective
32” | 81 cm
20” | 51 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
1956
Saarinen Tulip Armless Chair
81.000
51.000
55.000
1956.00
10
GUIDE
3D
Saarinen Tulip Armless ChairView of the Saarinen Tulip Armless Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Saarinen Tulip Armless Chair in 3D available for download
33.25" | 84.5 cm
17.5" | 44.5 cm
18.75” | 47.6 cm
2009
Salt Chair
84.500
44.500
47.600
2009.00
250
https://p3d.in/e/UQVN3
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3D
Salt Chair3D model of the Salt Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Salt Chair viewed in perspective
32.5” | 82.6 cm
20” | 50.8 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
1955
Series 7 Chair
82.600
50.800
52.000
1955.00
200
https://p3d.in/e/u0EP9
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3D
Series 7 ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Series 7 ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Series 7 Chair
35.5” | 90.2 cm
15” | 38.1 cm
19.25" | 48.9 cm
2006
Victoria Ghost Chair
90.200
38.100
48.900
2006.00
150
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3D
Victoria Ghost ChairView of the Victoria Ghost Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Victoria Ghost Chair in 3D available for download
Result Chair
Illustration drawings of a man sitting on the Result Chair

Born out of a 1958 collaboration between Dutch designers Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld, the Result Chair has stood the test of time in becoming an icon of classroom layouts around the globe. Discontinued after its initial appearance during the 60s and 70s, the Result Chair has since been brought back into production by HAY and has been popularized for its use in contemporary home interiors and commercial spaces in addition to its reappearance in educational facilities throughout the world.

This practical and minimalist chair has a sheet steel frame that supports a molded plywood seat and back covered in a choice of lacquered or stained oak veneer.

The Result Chair has an overall height of 32” (81 cm), width of 18" (46 cm) and depth of 19.25” (49 cm). The seat height of the Result Chair is set at 18.25” (46 cm).

Drawings of the Result Chair dimensioned in plan and elevation
Designed by Dutch designers Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld (1958), the Result Chair has a sheet steel frame that supports a molded plywood seat and back covered in lacquered or stained oak veneer. The Result Chair has stood the test of time remaining an icon of classrooms around the globe.

The Result Chair has an overall height of 32” (81 cm), width of 18" (46 cm) and depth of 19.25” (49 cm). The seat height of the Result Chair is set at 18.25” (46 cm).

Drawings of the Result Chair dimensioned in plan and elevation
Result Chair
Height:
32” | 81 cm
Width:
18” | 46 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.25” | 49 cm
Seat Height
18.25” | 46 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Sheet steel frame; molded plywood seat and back
Designer
Friso Kramer & Wim Rietveld
Year
1958

Drawings include:
Result Chair side elevation, side (person), front, back, plan

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Globus Chair

The Globus Chair is a chair with smooth curves, and quality fittings having seats and backrest finished in natural wood or polypropylene. The Globus Chair is a design of Jesús Gasca with beautifully curved shaped backrest and seats that provide users comfortable seating positions. The seats have fabric or leather upholstery and are composed of an outdoor frame made of matte stainless steel.

The Globus Chair has an overall height of 32” (81.3 cm), seat height of 17.75" (45.1 cm), width of 19.75” (50.2 cm), and depth of 20.75” (52.7 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Globus Chair labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Globus Chair is a chair with smooth curves, and quality fittings having seats and backrest finished in natural wood or polypropylene. The Globus Chair is a design of Jesús Gasca with beautifully curved shaped backrest and seats that provide users comfortable seating positions.

The Globus Chair has an overall height of 32” (81.3 cm), seat height of 17.75" (45.1 cm), width of 19.75” (50.2 cm), and depth of 20.75” (52.7 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Globus Chair labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Globus Chair
Height:
32” | 81.3 cm
Width:
19.75” | 50.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
20.75” | 52.7 cm
Seat Height
17.75" | 45.1 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Natural veneer, painted veneer, or polypropylene seat and back; aluminum or steel legs and frame
Designer
Jesús Gasca
Year
1994

Drawings include:
Globus Chair front elevation, back, side, plan

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IKEA Adde Chair

The IKEA Adde Chair is a light, sturdy, and stackable chair perfect for a small desk or as a dining room chair. The leg frames are made of steel while its seat and backrest are made of polypropylene. The chair is designed by Marcus Arvonen and has been tested for use in homes since it meets both the durability and safety standards, and you can use it with Ikea cushions to provide more comfort.

The IKEA Adde Chair has an overall height of 30.375" (77.2 cm), seat height of 17.75" (45.1 cm), width of 15.375” (39.1 cm), and depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Adde Chair with height, width, and depth dimensions
The IKEA Adde Chair is a light, sturdy, and stackable chair perfect for a small desk or as a dining room chair. The leg frames are made of steel while its seat and backrest are made of polypropylene. The chair is designed by Marcus Arvonen and has been typically used in homes.

The IKEA Adde Chair has an overall height of 30.375" (77.2 cm), seat height of 17.75" (45.1 cm), width of 15.375” (39.1 cm), and depth of 18.5” (47 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Adde Chair with height, width, and depth dimensions
IKEA Adde Chair
Height:
30.375" | 77.2 cm
Width:
15.375” | 39.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
18.5” | 47 cm
Seat Height
17.75" | 45.1 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Steel leg frame; polypropylene seat and back
Designer
Marcus Arvonen (IKEA)
Year
2016

Drawings include:
IKEA Adde Chair front elevation, back, side, plan

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Generic C Chair
Side elevation illustration of the Generic C Chair with a woman sitting casually

Born out of a belief in “democratic design”—that is, offering quality pieces at an affordable price—the Generic C Chair was designed in 2016 by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Designed specifically for gathering spaces, such as in bars, restaurants, dining rooms and the like, this highly durable, stackable chair fairs well both indoors and outdoors.

The Generic C Chair is constructed out of polypropylene, giving way to its slender form and gentle curves without compromising its structural integrity. Available in black or white, this elegant, minimalist chair design would be an excellent choice for a variety of spaces, be it a home office, dining room, outdoor patio, or café.

The Generic C Chair has an overall height of 33” (84 cm), width of 20.5" (52 cm), and depth of 20.25” (51 cm). The seat height of the Generic C Chair is set at 18” (47 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Generic C Chair measuring height, width and depth
Born out of a belief in “democratic design," the Generic C Chair was designed in 2016 by Philippe Starck as a quality polypropylene chair at an affordable price. Designed specifically for gathering spaces, the Generic C Chair is a durable and stackable chair used both in indoor and outdoor spaces.

The Generic C Chair has an overall height of 33” (84 cm), width of 20.5" (52 cm), and depth of 20.25” (51 cm). The seat height of the Generic C Chair is set at 18” (47 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Generic C Chair measuring height, width and depth
Generic C Chair
Height:
33” | 84 cm
Width:
20.5” | 52 cm
Length:
Depth:
20.25” | 51 cm
Seat Height
18” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Polypropylene
Designer
Philippe Starck
Year
2016

Drawings include:
Generic C Chair side elevation, side (person), front, back, plan

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Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair
Side profile illustration of a man sitting in an Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair

The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair is an experimental chair made by heating and pressing thin sheets of wood veneer together to form the organic seat and back forms. Started in 1946 by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair is set on thin steel rods with a gently bent seat and back crafted to comfortably cradle the human body.

The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair has a height of 29.5” (74.9 cm), seat height at 17.5” (44.5 cm), a width of 20.5” (52.1 cm), and depth of 21” (53.3 cm).

Side, front, back and plan drawings of the Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with dimensions
The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair is an experimental chair made by heating and pressing thin sheets of wood veneer together to form the organic seat and back forms. Started in 1946 by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair is crafted to comfortably cradle the human body.

The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair has a height of 29.5” (74.9 cm), seat height at 17.5” (44.5 cm), a width of 20.5” (52.1 cm), and depth of 21” (53.3 cm).

Side, front, back and plan drawings of the Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with dimensions
Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair
Height:
29.5” | 75 cm
Width:
20.5” | 52.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
21" | 53.3 cm
Seat Height
17.5” | 45 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Five-ply walnut or ash wood veneer; Chromed-steel legs
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1946

Drawings include:
Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair side elevation, side (man sitting), front, back, plan

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