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George Mulhauser Chairs

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
Mid Century Modern Plycraft Mulhauser Mr Chair and Ottoman
By George Mulhauser
Located in Tulsa, OK
Iconic Plycraft George Mulhauser Mr chair and ottoman. Above average condition and structurally sound. Walnut veneer has some small chips and sligh...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Bentwood Lounge Chair and Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, 1960s
By George Mulhauser
Located in Deland, FL
As comfortable as it iconic this lounge chair and ottoman set, designed by the acclaimed George Mulhauser, is the epitome of functional art. Constructed of walnut plywood audaciously...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Walnut

Tufted Mr. Chair with Star Base by George Mulhauser for Plycraft in Walnut 1960s
By George Mulhauser
Located in Deland, FL
Equal parts comfort and style this iconic Mr. Chair, designed by the acclaimed George Mulhauser, is the epitome of functional art. The shell, constructed of audaciously-shaped bent w...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Walnut

Iconic "Mrs. Chair" by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in San Diego, CA
Iconic "Mrs. Chair" by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, circa 1960s. This is the second version of the 'smaller "Mrs." chair that was introduced to provide an alternative for women in ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Chairs

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Swivel Chair by Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
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, c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Upholstery, Plywood

Vintage Bent Plywood Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser, Norman Cherner, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic mid-century modern bentwood side chair designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft of Massachusetts. Both original labels still intact, revealing an original manufacture date of...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Bentwood, Wood, Plywood

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 Chairs

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Upholstery, Plywood

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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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Mid Century 1960s Plycraft Mr. Chair Lounge Chair George Mulhauser
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Norman Cherner Pretzel Dining Side Arm Chair Made by Plycraft 1960's
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George Mulhauser Designed Plycraft Walnut Black Leather Lounge Chair Ottoman
By Plycraft
Located in Essex, MA
George Mulhauser designed Plycraft walnut and Italian leather lounge chairs and ottomans, bent stacked laminated plywood swivel tilting walnut lounge chairs, and ottomans in the style of Eames. They are in excellent condition and professionally restored circa 1960 - 1970. Beautiful patina to the walnut wood frame, reclining black leather...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Chairs

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Walnut Leather Lounge Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A bent wood walnut Mid Century lounge chair with black leather seat sitting on a chrome base . Unlike the classic Eames lounge chair this model has a spring base for movement which f...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Chairs

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Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Rosewood Color Stacking Chair Overall Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 20 1/2" x 31 1/2" high Seat Height: 18" Materials: Bent Plywood & Metal
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Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
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Expertly Restored - George Mulhauser "Scroll" Sculpted Arm Chair for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
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 Chairs

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1960s Plycraft Walnut Swivel Chair and Ottoman, Set of 2
By Plycraft
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Norman Cherner for Plycraft Bentwood chair with Yellow Vinyl cushion 1960s
By Norman Cherner
Located in Ocean Grove, NJ
Really cool Mid-Century Modern designer Norman Cherner for Plycraft Bent plywood chair with Yellow Vinyl (Naugahyde) cushion from the 1960s. This would have originally been used as ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Naugahyde, Bentwood, Plywood

Mid 20th MCM Mr. Chair Lounge Chair & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Mid Century Modern “The Mr. Chair” lounge chair & ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft comprised of walnut bentwood frames or shells, tan vinyl or faux leather, black pa...
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Mrs. Lounge Chair in Walnut & Vinyl by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, c. 1960s
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing a true Mid Century Modern masterpiece: the Low Back Lounge Chair designed by George Mulhauser. This iconic model, known as the "Mrs. Chair", is in 100% original, vintage condition making it ideal for collectors and designers alike searching for an authentic Plycraft bentwood chair. Constructed from a bentwood walnut shell with mesmerizing woodgrains, this chair is both durable and stylish and an iconic piece of American Mid-Century Modern design. George Mulhauser was an American industrial designer who gained fame in the 1950s and 1960s for his furniture designs. He was one of the most important designers of the Mid-Century Modern era, and his designs were frequently featured in the pages of the most prestigious design publications of the time. He was a major player in the furniture design industry and his designs were considered as modern for all...
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Expertly Restored - George Mulhauser "Scroll" Swivel Chair for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Previously Available Items
George Mulhauser Sultana Chair for Plycraft, 1960s
By George Mulhauser
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Plycraft Swivel Bentwood Chair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Pair of Scroll Chairs by Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Chairs

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Vintage Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser for Plycraft Scroll Bentwood Chair
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Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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Rare George Mulhauser Mr. Chair Side Chairs for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser
Located in Cincinnati, OH
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Adjustable Armchair "Mr. Chair" by George Mulhauser
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Roma, IT
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1960s American Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Steel, Metal

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mid Century Tufted Mrs Chair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Countryside, IL
George Mulhauser for Plycraft mid century tufted mrs chair This chair measures: 29 wide x 25 deep x 33 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm heigh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mid Century Tufted Walnut Lounge Chair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Countryside, IL
George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mid Century Tufted walnut lounge chair. The lounge chair measures: 35.5 wide x 35 deep x 36.5 high, with a seat height of 13.5 inches and an arm heig...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid Century Mr. Chair and Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in New York, NY
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George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mid Century Tufted Mrs Chair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Countryside, IL
George Mulhauser for Plycraft mid century tufted Mrs chair This chair measures: 29 wide x 25 deep x 33 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm heigh...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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George Mulhauser for DIA Mid Century Reclining Lounge Chair
By George Mulhauser
Located in Countryside, IL
George Mulhauser for DIA mid century reclining lounge chair Chair measures: 29.5 wide x 36 deep x 39 high, with a seat heig...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage George Mulhauser Chairs

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Metal

Sultana Swivel Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Long Island City, NY
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern George Mulhauser Chairs

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George Mulhauser chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

George Mulhauser chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of George Mulhauser chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chairs by George Mulhauser were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Pace Collection, General Fireproofing Company, and Donghia. Prices for George Mulhauser chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,200 and can go as high as $6,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,198.

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Questions About George Mulhauser Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    George Mulhauser was a furniture designer. He is best known for designing a chair called Mr. Chair, a luxurious reclining mid-century modern lounge chair for Plycraft made from a single sheet of plywood. Other famous designs by Mulhauser include the Coconut chair and the Origami chair. Shop a range of George Mulhauser furniture on 1stDibs.

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