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Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

American, 1923-1985

Though much of Arthur Umanoff’s furniture is marked by a no-frills simplicity common in American mid-century modern design, his work is anything but one-note. Over the course of a prolific career, Umanoff designed everything from case pieces to candleholders to dining chairs in iron, leather, walnut, wicker and more. With furnishings for a broad range of manufacturers throughout the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s, Umanoff continued a thread of sculptural elegance and textural sensitivity through his designs.

After graduating from Pratt Institute in the early 1950s, Umanoff experimented mostly with wood furniture before landing a job at Post Modern Ltd, a New York manufacturer of wrought-iron furniture. There he produced furnishings that married wrought iron with wood and plastic, creating functional pieces free of utilitarian bulkiness. Umanoff continued his experimentation with mixed materials through a partnership with Shaver Howard, for whom he designed wine racks in combinations of iron, leather and wicker.

When Shaver Howard bought Boyeur Scott, Umanoff conceived several furniture designs for the brand, including the 1964 Granada collection, whose curlicue iron bases, visible through glass tops, stand out as some of his most ornate and decorative work. Indeed, much of Umanoff’s oeuvre is far more simplistic, like iron-and-pine armchairs for The Elton Co. or low-backed, slatted-seat barstools with slender iron legs for Raymor.

Umanoff was fluent, too, in the more sumptuous modernism of the era: In the mid-1960s, he designed the 2405 and 4449 armchairs for Madison Furniture Industries. Popular in offices, the walnut-framed, leather-upholstered seats, which could have been mistaken for the seductive Scandinavian modern seating of the era, were reportedly the jumping-off point for Captain Kirk’s iconic seat on Star Trek.

Even as he is among the mid-century modern designers you may not know, with work across such a range of styles and manufacturers (most no longer in business), Umanoff, who died in 1985, leaves a legacy that is fascinatingly diverse and at times enticingly elusive, making his work intriguing objects for collectors.

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Creator: Arthur Umanoff
Four Lounge Chairs by Arthur Umanoff for Raymor
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of four rare Arthur Umanoff lounge chairs with wooden seats and a rush backs. Nice overall patina.
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1950s Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Shaver Howard Bistro Table and Two Chairs
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Ferndale, MI
A Mid Century wrought iron bistro set by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard includes a pedestal table with four arm base and raffia wrap on table...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Iron and Glass Side Tables
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Iron Side Tables with Glass tops. Hard to find pair! We have a Sofa, two Lounge Chairs, and a round Coffee Table Available! Nice older green paint...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Swivel Bar Stools-A Set of 4
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Cumberland, RI
Arthur Umanoff Swivel bar stools-A set of 4 In stock and ready to ship Bar height stools with Vinyl Seating Perfect for indo...
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Mid-20th Century Gothic Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff by the Boyeur Scott Furniture Co. from their Granada Collection
By Arthur Umanoff, Boyeur Scott Furniture Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Designed by Arthur Umanoff and manufactured by the Boyeur Scott Furniture Co. from their Granada Collection as chair #C102 and table #C110 all circa 1964.This set includes 3 ribbon s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Arthur Umanoff Patio Set Vintage 1960s
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A charming Arthur Umanoff patio set-dining table with four armchairs. Freshly powdercoated and seats reupholstered. Table measures 30" H, 42" D.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

ARTHUR UMANOFF for Syd Leach 1950's Mid Century 5-Piece Wrought Iron Dining Set
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Charlotte, NC
An iconic patio set designed by Arthur Umanoff. Produced by Sid Leach of Alabama in the 1950's. White painted round wrought iron table with glass top, and four white painted high-bac...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Iron

Rare Arthur Umanoff Planter Stand
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare 1950s Arthur Umanoff step-up planter stand. Wrought-iron and wood slats with a painted black aluminum insert.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Aluminum, Wrought Iron

Black Outdoor Patio Set by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Glamorous high back armchair and table design by Arthur Unamoff in the 1960s. The set is constructed of steel that has been newly powder coated satin black, new 48” diameter 1/2” thi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Steel

Arthur Umanoff Mayan Dining Table and 6 Chairs for Shaver Howard Furn.
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Arthur Umanoff "Mayan" Rectangular Table with 6 Dining Chairs for Shaver Howard. Set includes 2 Armchairs and 4 Side Chairs. All with the Sun Motif Back. Table has 3 Sun Motif square...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arthur Umanoff Building and Garden Elements

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Aluminum

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Arthur Umanoff building and garden elements for sale on 1stDibs.

Arthur Umanoff building and garden elements are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Arthur Umanoff building and garden elements, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original building and garden elements by Arthur Umanoff were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider building and garden elements by Knoll, Danny Ho Fong, and John Follis. Prices for Arthur Umanoff building and garden elements can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,850 and can go as high as $8,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,850.

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