- Category : 1924-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Revolution 1
American industrial designer noted for inventing the 40/4 Chair. The chair was the first compactly stackable chair invented, and is able to stack 40 chairs 4 feet (120 cm) high. Rowland developed the 40/4 chair over a period of 8 years and was awarded a patent on it in 1963. The 40/4 was an immediate success. It won the grand prize at the 13th Milan Triennale, and has been included in museum collections and exhibitions internationally. The chair has been in continuous production since its introduction and has sold over 8 million units.
Rowland married Miss Erwin Wassum, a crafts designer, in 1971. They lived in New York City, before moving to Marion, Virginia in 2001. David Rowland died on 13 August 2010 at age 86 in Marion, Virginia.