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Plycraft Seating

While the history of Plycraft is marred by scandal and lawsuits, the American furniture manufacturer produced charming lounge chairs and other seating during the mid-century modern era that are sought after by collectors today.

Paul Goldman founded Plycraft in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1953 — he had secured military contracts for the manufacturing of bentwood products during World War II and was able to move into the commercial market thereafter. While Plycraft counted fiberglass boats among its early offerings, its primary focus switched to furniture when what we now call mid-century modernism hit its stride and more designers began to explore the possibilities of bentwood furniture thanks to the revolutionary work of Alvar Aalto and Michael Thonet. Goldman was Plycraft’s principal designer, but George Mulhauser and Norman Cherner were also enlisted to create furniture for the brand.

In 1952, a designer named John F. Pile, who was working in the studio of Herman Miller design director George Nelson, conceived what he called the Pretzel chair in walnut and birch. Pile’s seat, which was inspired by European modernist design, proved too costly to manufacture and it had structural problems. So the illustrious Michigan furniture maker subcontracted Plycraft to produce the Pretzel chair — an agreement that was short-lived owing to a dispute between Plycraft and Herman Miller.

Goldman subsequently tapped Norman Cherner — an innovative architect, designer and professor at Columbia University who was recommended by Nelson — to create an iteration of the Pretzel chair that would be stronger and cost-efficient to manufacture.

Cherner submitted a comfortable, curvaceous update to the Pretzel chair in molded plywood but was told by Plycraft that the project was being scrapped and his drawings shelved. Months later, Cherner was shocked to stumble upon his redesigned chair in a furniture showroom in New York under the Plycraft name. Cherner sued Plycraft and won — the Cherner chair later appeared in a Norman Rockwell painting on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

In the late 1950s, designer George Mulhauser created the Mr. Chair for Plycraft, an adjustable, tilting, swivel armchair with a matching ottoman. Mulhauser was also a designer in George Nelson’s studio and is credited with having conceived the iconic Coconut lounge chair for Herman Miller. With its tufted leather seat and shell crafted from a single sheet of plywood, the Mr. Chair lounge — part of a line of seating for which Mulhauser was commissioned — bears a resemblance to the now-legendary Eames lounge chair, which was designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller. Mulhauser’s chair was very successful for Plycraft. A model was even spotted on an episode of Star Trek.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Plycraft seating, tables and more.

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Creator: Plycraft
Set of 6 Norman Cherner Dining Chairs, Made by Plycraft, USA, 1963. 2 Arm Chairs
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Buffalo, NY
A set of six original Norman Cherner dining chairs, made by Plycraft, USA in the 1960s. Bentwood frames, original patent leatherl seats / backs Plycraft labels to the undersides. Th...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Patent Leather, Walnut, Plywood

Plycraft Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Leather
By Plycraft, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1960s Plycraft lounge chair & ottoman. Featuring molded rosewood wood frame, bentwood arms and supple black leather. It swivels and reclines. Very very comfortable. What an...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Leather, Rosewood

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 Plycraft Seating

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Steel

George Mulhauser, Sultana Chaise Longue, Moulded Plywood, Velvet, USA, 1960s
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in High Point, NC
A black-painted moulded plywood and brown velvet chaise longue designed by George Mulhauser and produced by Plycraft, USA, 1960s. seat height 17”.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Velvet, Plywood

Bentwood Side Chair By Norman Cherner For Plycraft
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern, ply bentwood, side chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in a dark walnut finish. This iconic mid-century modern chair that is striking from every angle can be use...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Bentwood, Plywood

Set of 4 Norman Cherner Directional Side Chairs Plycraft
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft, Directional
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to reach out for accurate shipping to your location. Set of 4 Norman Cherner side chairs. Walnut veneer on chrome bases. These chairs have rare Directional labels. ...
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1960s Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Chrome

Early Norman Cherner dining / desk / side chair in patent leather Plycraft Inc.
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Norman Cherner dining / desk / side chair in original green patent leather .manufactured by Plycraft Inc.. Amazing original condition. Retains original labels as well as in...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Patent Leather, Bentwood, Plywood

1960s vintage Mr. Chair and ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Phoenix, AZ
1960s vintage Mr. Chair and ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. This iconic mid century modern chair features sculptural bent walnut armrests and new textured leather tufted up...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Murphy Miller for Plycraft c 1950’s
By Plycraft, Murphy Miller Inc.
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mid Century lounge chair and ottoman designed by Murphy Miller for Plycraft, circa 1950’s. The swivel and tilt chair features bent plywood arms which are attached to the tufted vinyl upholstered seat and backrest. The not often seen ottoman features a fully tufted surface which is supported by the tapering tubular metal four leg base. This example is in good, original condition showing some signs of age and use, specifics to follow. The vinyl upholstery on the seat cushion of the chair has a small flaw, and the upholstery at the top of the side of the back shows minor scuffs. The chair is fully functional and usable as is, or you can have it reupholstered if you prefer a more polished look. In the style of the Mulhauser , and Eames plywood lounge chairs...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Metal

1960s Plycraft Walnut Swivel Chair and Ottoman, Set of 2
By Plycraft
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning, swivel chair and ottoman set you could hope to find. George Mulhauser for Plycraft "MR" lounge chair and ottoman. Very clean ex...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Faux Leather, Wood

Mid Century Modern 1960s Plycraft George Mulhauser “Mr. Chair” and Ottoman
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Phoenix, AZ
1960s vintage Mr. Chair and ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. This iconic mid century modern chair features sculptural bent walnut armrests and brand new black vinyl tufted u...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Pair of Signed Rosewood Plycraft Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Plycraft
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Signed Rosewood Plycraft Swivel Lounge Chairs
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Mrs. Lounge Chair in Walnut & Vinyl by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, c. 1960s
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
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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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Walnut

Oak Bentwood Sling Rocking Chair in Shearling by Plycraft, Circa 1970's
By Plycraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oak bentwood rocking chair made by CFA Plycraft, circa 1970's. The chair has a new genuine shearling sling upholstery. The frame is in original condition and has been lightly clean...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Sheepskin, Oak

Plycraft Mid Century Mr Chair and Ottoman
By Plycraft
Located in Countryside, IL
Plycraft Mid Century Mr Chair and Ottoman The chair measures: 33 wide x 30 deep x 40 high, with a seat height of 15 inches and arm height/chair clearance of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

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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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Metal

MCM Mulhauser for Plycraft "Mr. Chair" Lounge Newly Upholstered in Plaid Leather
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern George Mulhauser for Plycraft "Mr. Chair" Lounge Newly Upholstered in Burberry Print Blue Leather Iconic Mid Century Modern George Mulhauser "Mr.Chair" Bentwood ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Leather, Wood

Norman Cherner for Plycraft Bentwood Swivel Chair with Cream Upholstery
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Chicago, IL
Attention Collectors! This architecturally captivating swivel chair designed by the acclaimed Norman Cherner is ideal for those searching for authentic Plycraft pieces from the early...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Bentwood

1970s Mid Century Pretzel Armchairs by Plycraft, Pair
By Plycraft
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century pretzel armchairs designed by Norman Cherner and manufactured by Plycraft in the United States circa 1970s. These Pretzel armchairs are made from molded plywood, formed b...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Plywood

Mid Century 1960s Plycraft Mr. Chair Lounge Chair George Mulhauser
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
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 Plycraft Seating

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Classic Pair Of Vintage Norman Cherner Plycraft Armchairs c. 1950's
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Pair Of Vintage Norman Cherner for Plycraft Pretzel Armchairs c. 1950's... Great early example,, Seat and back reupholstered in a fun pok a dot and stripped black and white f...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Fabric, Plywood

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 Plycraft Seating

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Leather, Wood

Norman Cherner Pretzel Dining Side Arm Chair Made by Plycraft 1960's
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Wayne, NJ
Norman Cherner pretzel dining chairs, made by Plycraft in the 1960's. If you are in the New Jersey , New York City Metro Area , ple...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Wood

George Mulhauser Leatherette Mr. Chair Lounge & Ottoman for Plycraft - Set of 2
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern George Mulhauser Mr. Chair Lounge & Ottoman for Plycraft in Black Leatherette This is a an amazing timeless chair and ottoman by designer George Mulhauser for Ply...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Faux Leather, Teak, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Set of 6 Original Norman Cherner Dining Chairs for Plycraft
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous original set of six Norman Cherner Dining chairs for Plycraft c1955. Totally restored, wood was scrubbed clean and restrained and lacquered. All new upholstery, faux black l...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Norman Cherner for Plycraft, Set of 8 Original Chairs with Labels, Walnut Veneer
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Norman Cherner's 1958 'wasp-waisted' moulded plywood chair is an icon of mid-century furniture design. This set of eight original Norman Cherner dining chairs, was made by Plycra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Walnut, Plywood

Vintage Plycraft Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Plycraft
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Plycraft lounge chair and ottoman Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chair and matching ottoman by Plycraft. Tufted caramel...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Walnut

1960s Modernist Tilt / Swivel Lounge Chairs Designed by Murphy Miller, Plycraft
By Murphy Miller Inc., Plycraft
Located in Buffalo, NY
A stunning pair 1960s lounge chairs by Murphy Miller. Button tufted upholstery, these gently used swivel lounge chairs boasts winged walnut armrests and original vinyl upholstery. Ni...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Metal

Restored Mid-Century Modern Plycraft White George Mulhauser Mr. Chair & Ottoman
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This listing is for one chair with matching ottoman. The price you see is for one chair with ottoman. There are two chairs and ottoman sets available. Opt to buy one set or both chai...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Metal

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 Plycraft Seating

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Leather, Walnut, Scrap Wood

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mr. Chair Wingback Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 1960s
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Deland, FL
Attention collectors! Equal parts comfort and style this iconic wingback Mr. Chair, designed by the acclaimed George Mulhauser, is the epitome of functional art. In 100% original, vintage condition this ground-breaking model is practically as good as it gets for purists searching for an authentic wingback set. The shell, constructed of audaciously-shaped bent walnut plywood, has become instantly recognizable and timeless. The original Naugahyde perfectly offsets the rich walnut woodgrains and is sure to make a BOLD statement in any space it inhabits. Able to recline to a position of the sitter's preference via the hand-screwed adjuster as well as swiveling 360 degrees this extraordinary lounger is as versatile as it is visually captivating. Perfect in both the home or office settings this Mr. Chair set can blend seamlessly against a myriad of design backdrops from MCM to Modern to Minimalism. Buy it as is or have us re-upholster the chair in a fabric of your choosing. Message us prior to checkout to discuss upholstery options and make this exceptional Mr. Chair yours today. ---Dimensions--- Chair Width: 32 in / 81.28 cm Chair Depth: 32 in / 81.28 cm Chair Height: 41.5 in / 105.41 cm Seat Height: 15 in / 38.1 cm Arm Height: 24 in / 60.96 cm Ottoman Width: 25.5 in Ottoman Depth: 21 in Ottoman Height: 18.5 in Condition Details: Save for a few minor veneer repairs this exceptional lunge chair...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern "Pretzel" Armchair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern "Pretzel" armchair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft. ________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Wood, Birch, Bentwood

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Blue Sultana Swivel Armchair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" swivel armchair or club chair By George Mulhauser for Plycraft USA, 1960s Measures: 23"W x 21"D x 23.5"H. Seat height 15.5"; arm he...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut, Bentwood, Lacquer

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 Plycraft Seating

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Naugahyde, Walnut

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Green Sultana Swivel Armchair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" swivel armchair or club chair By George Mulhauser for Plycraft USA, 1960s Measures: 23"W x 21"D x 23.5"H. Seat height 15.5"; arm he...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut, Bentwood, Lacquer

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Red Sultana Swivel Armchair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" swivel armchair or club chair By George Mulhauser for Plycraft USA, 1960s Measures: 23"W x 21"D x 23.5"H. Seat height 15.5"; arm height 24.5". Red lacquered walnut...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut, Bentwood, Lacquer

Expertly Restored - George Mulhauser "Scroll" Swivel 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 Plycraft Seating

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Walnut

George Mulhauser for Plycraft Yellow Sultana Swivel Armchair
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and stylish Mid-Century Modern "Sultana" swivel armchair or club chair By George Mulhauser for Plycraft USA, 1960s Measures: 23"W x 21"D x 23.5"H. Seat height 15.5"; arm he...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut, Bentwood, Lacquer

Rare Set of Six (6) Bentwood Dining w/ Metal Bases Chairs by Norman Cherner
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Deland, FL
As rare as they are visually stunning this extraordinary set of chairs, first designed by the iconic Norman Cherner in 1958, has recently undergone a comprehensive and transformative restoration offering a modern twist to the classic design. Considered a pioneer in molded plywood, Norman Cherner used this method to create a line of seating for Plycraft that led to his famous "Cherner Chair." This model chair is found in design collections throughout the world, including the Vitra Design Museum and the Cherner Chair is still regarded as one of the most dramatic designs utilizing the technology of molding plywood. The Cherner side chair utilizes a molded plywood seat with a unique construction of laminated walnut plywood in graduated thickness. The seats and backs are designed using a single shell connected by a slim and sturdy neck upholstered in new black vinyl nearly identical to the original material all set atop a set of slender, powder-coated metal legs. Stamped "October 31st, 1963" and retaining the original Plycraft tags these one of a kind dining chairs...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Walnut

Pair of Norman Cherner for Plycraft White Bentwood 'Pretzel' Dining Chairs
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of American Mid-Century 'Pretzel' design dining armchairs with white painted bentwood frames with fan-shaped backs, resting on four curved and tapered legs. (PRICED AS PAIR)
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Wood, Walnut, Paint

Set of 5 Norman Cherner For Plycraft Steam Bent Plywood
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
SET of 5 American Mid-Century dining chairs with beige painted steam bent plywood frames and orange vinyl upholstered backs and seats. (NORMAN CHERNER FOR P...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Rare Sculptural Arm / Lounge Chair by Norman Chener for Plycraft
By Plycraft
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A sculptural bent wood framed arm chair / lounge chair with ribbed black leatherette upholstery. This rare form shares it's DNA with the other pie...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Norman Cherner for Plycraft Swivel Blue Vinyl Desk Chair
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century swivel side / desk chair with a shaped seat and back upholstered in bright and light blue vinyl, resting on a four leg curved plywood b...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Walnut Plywood 'Mrs' Lounge Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
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 Plycraft Seating

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Silk, Plywood

Iconic Mid Century Cherner Plycraft Bent Ply Chair
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Mid Century bent plywood chair designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft with original Plycraft label, dated 1964. This example is...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Plywood

Classic Mid Century Pretzel Arm Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic mid century Pretzel arm chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft: Great original condition, Retains original seat and back padded cushion fabric,...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Naugahyde, Plywood

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're supposed to be. If these chairs became sentient, they would ask for a highball and a cigarette. Sorry if I'm over-anthropomorphising these inanimate objects. Let me digress. So, what you're looking at are two, early, very similar Mulhauser "Mr Chairs". They were procured from the same estate, but are most certainly from different production runs a year or two apart. Both chairs and ottomans swivel on 5-star metal...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Metal

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 Plycraft Seating

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Fabric, Walnut

Set of Norman Cherner Pretzel Dining Chairs, Made by Plycraft, USA, 1960s
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in London, GB
A set of four original Norman Cherner pretzel dining chairs, made by Plycraft, USA, in the 1960s. Bentwood frames. Priced for the s...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Plycraft Seating

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Wood

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 th...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Faux Leather, 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 Plycraft Seating

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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 Plycraft Seating

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Bentwood, Wood, Plywood

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 Plycraft Seating

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Bentwood, Lacquer, Upholstery

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 Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

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 Plycraft Seating

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Upholstery, Plywood

Mid-Century Vintage "Mr. Chair" and Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This molded ply lounge chair by George Mulhauser features stylish wing-like arms, tufted vinyl, and a unique hardwood base with brass eiffel stretchers. The combination of mid-centur...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

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Faux Leather, Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Rare Early Edition Plycraft Swivel Wooden Egg Chair, 1950s, USA
By Plycraft
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing rare early edition Plycraft wooden chair. Oversized and swivels. Fabric is original. Needs recovering and some TLS, but is structurally sound. Our guys can total restore for ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Plycraft
By Plycraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Materials: Walnut-Stained Oak Wood, Chrome Shows Normal Wear from Age
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Plycraft Seating

Materials

Chrome

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Questions About Plycraft Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    No, Plycraft is not the same as Eames. Plycraft is the name of an American furniture manufacturer founded in the early 1950s in Massachusetts. Eames refers to Charles and Ray Eames, two of the most celebrated furniture designers of the 20th century. After marrying in 1941, Charles and Ray moved to Los Angeles, where they established the Eames Office and eventually built their lifelong residence, the Eames House in Pacific Palisades as part of the Case Study House Program. Their designs are among Herman Miller’s most popular products of all time. Plycraft founder Paul Goldman was the company’s principal designer, but George Mulhauser and Norman Cherner were also enlisted to create furniture for the brand. On 1stDibs, shop vintage Eames furniture (and Plycraft, too).

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