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George Mulhauser Furniture

Reflecting on George Mulhauser’s decades-long career conjures up images of him sitting in his well-known Mr. Chair — a luxurious reclining mid-century modern lounge chair for Plycraft made from a single sheet of plywood — and thinking to himself what mark he would leave on the world of furniture design.

Mulhauser studied industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated in 1953. His early designs were quite venturesome and landed him his first design job in the Manhattan studio of architect, journalist and designer George Nelson, who was the director of design for legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer Herman Miller.

In 1955, Mulhauser designed his now-immediately recognizable Coconut chair. Angular and visually striking, this alluring lounge chair, with its sloping molded plastic shell, was something of a prelude. Soon, Mulhauser would make the acquaintance of American furniture designer Paul McCobb. Mulhauser collaborated with McCobb on concepts for molded fiberglass chairs, and McCobb’s Origami chair for Directional would become a big hit on the mid-20th century market.

Mulhauser kept busy. In his home studio, he sketched out each furniture design on paper and then translated them to handmade scale models. Mulhauser engaged his neighbors and family in trying out his sophisticated seating and gathered feedback for improvements. He designed his Mr. Chair for Plycraft — an adjustable armchair with a seat of tufted leather that yielded a series — and collaborated with many other companies throughout his career, including Directional, Singer, Overman and the Design Institute of America. He also taught furniture design at Pratt Institute, while the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts brought him on as an instructor of 3-D design.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage George Mulhauser chairs, lounge chairs and other furniture.

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Creator: George Mulhauser
George Mulhauser Desk Chair
By George Mulhauser
Located in San Francisco, CA
A bentwood 'Sultana" chair with scroll arms and reupholstered in a deep red leather.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Wood, Faux Leather

Pair of Walnut Plywood 'Mrs' Lounge Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in London, GB
A pair of American walnut plywood lounge chairs from the 1960's by American designer George Mulhauser. This larger version is seen with the more rarely wooden legs. The smaller famou...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Silk, Plywood

George Mulhauser Design Institute America DIA Chrome Leather Lounge Club Chair
By Design Institute America, George Mulhauser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
George Mulhauser Design Institute of America DIA chrome steel grey leather lounge club chair. Item features heavy chrome-plated steel frame, gray leather channeled upholstery, origin...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Furniture

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Steel

Set of 6 Bent Plywood Dining Chairs by Cherner for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of six bent plywood chairs designed by Cherner for Plycraft. This set consists of four side chairs and two armchairs. The chairs are in excellent original condition, showing...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Furniture

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Upholstery, Plywood

George Mulhauser Leather Ottoman Chrome Star Base for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Munich, DE
Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft´, USA, 1960s. Steel and faux black leather. Measures: H 40 x W 54 x D 61 cm.  
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Steel

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Cognac Leather Desk Chair
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Denver, CO
A rare, limited-production executive desk chair by George Mulhauser for his "Mr. Chair" series for Plycraft. Two-piece molded plywood seat and back upholstered in original cognac le...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Leather, Plywood

George Mulhauser, "Sultana" Chaise Loungue, Moulded Plywood, Fabric, USA, 1960s
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very rare "Sultana" daybed. Designed by George Mulhauser, manufactured by Plycraft, USA. Features dark-stained moulded plywood, red fabric updated at some point in recent time. ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Fabric, Plywood

George Mulhauser "Scroll" Sculpted Arm Chair for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare armchair designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft Co. in the United States circa 1950s. This extraordinary swivel chair has been sturdily constructed with laminated walnut bent...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Leather, Walnut, Scrap Wood

George Mulhauser "Scroll" Swivel Chair for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare armchair designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft Co. in the United States circa 1950s. This extraordinary swivel chair has been sturdily constructed with laminated walnut bent...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Walnut

20th Century George Mulhauser Reclining Lounge Chair in Wood and Leather '50s
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Turin, Turin
George Mulhauser, born in 1922, was known for his pioneering molded plywood designs and iconic lounge chairs. Graduating in 1953 from Pratt Institute with a degree in Industrial Desi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Metal

George Mulhauser “Mr” Chair and Ottoman
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
George Mulhauser for Plycraft "MR" lounge chair and ottoman. Very clean example! Vinyl in great shape with no rips or tears, even retains it's original headrest! Walnut veneer is cle...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Metal

1960s George Mulhauser for Plycraft 'Mr. Chair' Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Delray Beach, FL
This vintage mid-century lounge chair and ottoman was designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, 1960's. Features molded walnut shells and bases with beautiful details to the wo...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Wood

Mid Century 1960s Plycraft Mr. Chair Lounge Chair George Mulhauser
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Baltimore, MD
Finely crafted vintage mid century, Plycraft's "Mr. Chair" lounge chair beautifully designed by George Mulhauser, for Plycraft, 1960's, swivel lounge chair. Features a stunning profi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Set of 6 George Mulhauser Swivel Chairs for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 George Mulhauser swivel chairs for Plycraft. Walnut frames with fabric covered seats. Scrolled arms.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

1960s Plycraft Mr.Chair Lounge Chair Ottoman Vintage Mid-Century Icon Mulhauser
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Hyattsville, MD
USA, c.1960s. Mr. Chair Bentwood lounge chair & ottoman for Plycraft by George Mulhauser in Walnut w/ Original Black Upholstery, USA Fair vintage condition. Chair mount mechanism ha...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Swivel Black Leather Armchair, Plywood Armrests and Ottoman, George Mulhauser
By George Mulhauser
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century Swivel black leather armchair with plywood Armrests and Ottoman by George Mulhauser - USA 1960s.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Wood

Iconic Mr. and Mrs. Chairs with Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in San Diego, CA
Iconic "Mr. & Mrs. Chair" with ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, circa 1960s. This is the second version of the set that was introduced to provide an alternative smaller chai...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Furniture

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Naugahyde, Plywood

Mr. Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A swivelling lounge chair and ottoman for Plycraft having molded walnut shells and bases form fitted with seamless upholstery that is devoid of tufting.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Steel

Mid Century Modern George Mulhauser Lounge Chair & Ottoman in White Faux Leather
By George Mulhauser
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful Mid Century Modern George Mulhauser lounge chair and ottoman for Plycraft. Reupholstered in white faux leather, beautiful bentwood armrests, 1960's. Ottoman dimensions 24...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Faux Leather, Bentwood

George Mulhauser Leather & Walnut Swivel Chair with Ottoman for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 39in H x 35in W x 32in D Seat Height: 15.50in Ottoman: 16in H x 23in W x 19.50in D.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Walnut, Leather, Wood

Restored Pair of Bent Ply Faux White Tufted Leather George Mulhauser Mr. Chairs
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Chattanooga, TN
There's something indescribably awesome about these Mulhauser chairs in tufted white upholstery. Cool, casual and comfortable in their skin. Anywhere they go, is exactly where they'r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Furniture

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Metal

George Mulhauser Red Sultana Chairs, Pair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Crafted with cherry red lacquered walnut bentwood and a complementary creamy white leather upholstered seat. Swirling lines in the arms give this piece a memorable, artistic flair, h...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Faux Leather, Walnut, Plywood, Lacquer

Mid Century George Mulhauser for Plycraft "Mr. Chair" & Ottoman
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful mid-century lounge chair & ottoman designed by George Mulhauser and manufactured by plycraft. This vintage chair and ottoman have a distinctive design and excellent represe...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Walnut

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Sultana Chairs, Set of Four
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish set of four Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" dining or club chairs By George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, 1960s Measures: 23" W x 21" D x 23.5" H. Seat height...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Bentwood, Lacquer, Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair by Murphy Miller
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning 1960s lounge chair by Murphy Miller. This gently used swivel lounge chair boasts winged walnut armrests and vinyl upholstery. A vintage gem that has an unusual swivel meta...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Swivel Chair by Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual form not often seen, designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. Swivel upholstered chair in orange vinyl with bent ply shell, cast aluminium joinery, on pedestal bas...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Upholstery, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Pair of Scroll Chairs by Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Le Shoppe Too presents a beautiful set of George Mulhauser for Plycraft pair of Scroll chairs. Done in a beautiful olive green distressed leather and finish. In very good condition. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Furniture

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Scroll Table Pair of Scroll Chairs Plycraft
By George Mulhauser
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
We are present this lovely dinette set by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. Scoll table and pair of scroll chairs in a distressed olive green color. In very good vintage condition. Dime...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Furniture

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Wood

Iconic Space Age Version Mr. Chair and Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Iconic space-age version of the Mr. Chair and matching ottoman by Plycraft. This molded ply lounge chair/ottoman is designed by George Mulhauser and made by Plycraft features stylish...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Sultana Dining Set, 1960s
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" dining set By George Mulhauser for Plycraft USA, 1960s Table measures: 41.75" W x 41.75" D x 26" H. Knee clearance: 25" H. C...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Upholstery, Formica, Bentwood

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Sultana Dining Table, 1960s
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" dining table By George Mulhauser for Plycraft USA, 1960s Measures: 41.75" W x 41.75" D x 26" H. Knee clearance 25" H. Blue...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Formica, Bentwood

Vintage Walnut "Scroll" Swivel Armchairs by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Burbank, CA
Rare vintage "Scroll" swivel armchairs designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft Co. in the United States, circa 1950s. These extraordinary swivel armchairs have been constructed wit...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Furniture

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Metal, Brass

George Mulhauser furniture for sale on 1stDibs

George Mulhauser furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of George Mulhauser furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 24 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original George Mulhauser furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Mel Smilow, Roger Sprunger and Nicos Zographos. Prices for George Mulhauser furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,383 and tops out at $10,995, while pieces like these can sell for $4,400 on average.

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