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Bill Lishman

Bill Lishman is best known for his role in Operation Migration, which continues his successful efforts to re-shape avian migration patterns across North American. Lishman earned the nickname Father Goose by developing the means to encourage large flocks of birds to settle in new nesting areas by leading them in flight using an ultra-light aircraft. His unusual methods have had great success over three decades and were the subject of the 1996 film, Fly Away Home. He is also a noted artist and sculptor and designed the geodesic-style buried home, where he lives near Toronto. His great contribution as a furniture designer is the 1976 Lishman Rocker, an apparent homage to the sinuos lines of the Nouveau-influenced bentwood rocker by Thonet.

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Creator: Bill Lishman
Rare Lishman Rocker, Sculptural Chrome-Plated circa 1976, William Lishman
By Bill Lishman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Free form rocking chair with cast aluminum tractor seat and backrest,, Canadian Bill Lishman is best known for his role in Operation Migration, which continues his successful efforts to re-shape avian migration patterns across North American. Lishman earned the nickname "Father Goose" by developing the means to encourage large flocks of birds to settle in new nesting areas by leading them in flight using an ultra-light aircraft. His unusual methods have had great success over 3 decades, and were the Subject of the 1996 film FLY AWAY HOME. He is also a noted artist and sculptor, and designed the geodesic-style buried home where he lives near Toronto. His great contribution as a furniture designer is the 1976 Lishman Rocker...
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1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bill Lishman

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Metal, Aluminum

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Bill Lishman furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Bill Lishman furniture 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 Bill Lishman furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Bill Lishman were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 1970s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Nienkamper, Kinetics, and Jan Kuypers. Prices for Bill Lishman furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $4,800 and can go as high as $4,800, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,800.

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