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Wendell Castle Furniture

American, 1932-2018

Wendell Castle was an American furniture maker celebrated for his experimental creations in wood and plastic. He was one of the first to create seating, lighting and tables that resemble sculpture, otherwise known as art furniture.

A founding father of the American Studio movement, Castle was known for his craftsmanship and broke new ground in the 1960s with the stack-laminate technique, which involves layering and then sanding thin sheets of wood. In the ’70s, he transitioned to using gel-coated plastic in bright colors.

Castle integrated both mediums in his designs from the 2000s, which, like his vintage pieces, are characterized by curved, biomorphic lines and whimsical undertones (his Molar chair emphasized playfulness and a venturesome sensibility). Ever the innovator, he integrated computers and robots in his later production process to come up with wildly imaginative forms. Castle was working on a new body of work when he passed away in 2018 at the age of 85.

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Creator: Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle Accent Chair
By Arc International, Wendell Castle
Located in Chicago, IL
Wendell castle accent or desk chair. Upholstered in a sky-blue mohair. Sculptural and carved lines.
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Maple

Wendell Castle "Castle Chair" Fiberglass Lounge Chair
By Wendell Castle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wendell Castle Red Fiberglass "Castle Chair" red fiberglass Iconic fiberglass chair from Wendell Castle's Molar Series in very desirable red color. This piece was designed in 1969 as...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Enfilade Anglaise - Castle - 1960
By Wendell Castle
Located in ESTRABLIN, FR
Élégante enfilade des années 1960 conçu par la firme anglaise Castle. Elle se compose d'un double placard avec étagère intérieure et trois tiroirs. Cette enfilade en teck aux poignée...
Category

1960s British Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle Game Table
By Wendell Castle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Wendell Castle 2 Drawer Table executed in a combination of Maple and Birds eye Maple. an exuberant example Signed, Dated and Numbered
Category

1970s North American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Maple

Wendell Castle Large 'Sizzle' Four Pod Biomorphic Coffee Table
By Wendell Castle
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This coffee table was designed by Wendell Castle of the United States in approximately 1990 in his signature Modern Organic style. This coffee table is known as his Sizzle table...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Epoxy Resin, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Wendell Castle, Armchair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany armchair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Armhair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany armchair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”  
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Wendell Castle, Side Chair, Mahogany, Velvet, USA, 1997
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A beige velvet and textured black-painted mahogany side chair designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1997. Seat height 18”
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Postmodern Wendell Castle White Fiberglass "Castle Chair"
By Wendell Castle
Located in West Chester, PA
This striking mid century modern Wendell Castle lounge chair was designed and produced circa 1969. Similar to Castle’s Molar chair, the whimsical, o...
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle, Bird of Paradise
By Wendell Castle
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Wendell Castle's "Bird of Paradise," created in 1996, is a significant piece that falls within the realm of contemporary art and furniture design. Experience the artistic brilliance...
Category

1990s American Organic Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood, Birdseye Maple, Mahogany, Maple

Wendell Castle, Rare Games Table, Walnut & Curly Maple, initialled & dated 1974
By Wendell Castle
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Wendell Castle (1932-2018), Games Table, Walnut & Curly Maple, initialled & dated 1974 This is a rare design, which is illustrated in the catalogue raisonée (see below). The table ...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Maple, Walnut

Pair Molar Chairs by Wendell Castle 1970s, gel-coated fiberglass space age mod
By Wendell Castle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
MOLAR ARMCHAIRS WENDELL CASTLE C.1969 Molar Armchair designed by Wendell Castle, part of his Molar Group collection. Exceptionally unique design informed by Castle’s extensive exper...
Category

1970s American Space Age Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Rubber

Wendell Castle Crescent Moon Wood and Suede Rocking Chair
By Wendell Castle
Located in Miami, FL
Wendell Castle crescent moon wood and suede rocking chair. Offered for sale is a Wendell Castle ( 1932–2018) "Crescent Moon" wood and suede upholstered ro...
Category

Late 20th Century American Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Suede, Walnut

1970s Wendell Castle Molar Chair in Fiberglass by Northern Plastics of Syracuse
By Wendell Castle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a rare Molar chair, designed by Wendell Castle and produced by Northern Plastics in Syracuse, New York circa early 1970s. This is a classic and experimental work b...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

1970s Wendell Castle Molar Chair in Fiberglass by Northern Plastics of Syracuse
By Wendell Castle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a rare Molar chair, designed by Wendell Castle and produced by Northern Plastics in Syracuse, New York circa early 1970s. This is a classic and experimental work b...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Molar Dining Table by Wendell Castle, 1970s Gel-Coated Fiberglass , Mid-Century
By Wendell Castle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
MOLAR DINING TABLE WENDELL CASTLE C.1969 Seldom seen ‘Molar’ Dining Table in black designed by Wendell Castle. Gel-coated, molded fiberglass in an amorphous shape. The original rubb...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle, Lounge Chair, Fiberglass, USA, 1970s
By Wendell Castle
Located in High Point, NC
A red-lacquered fiberglass lounge chair, designed and produced by Wendell Castle, USA, 1970s. 14.75" seat height
Category

1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Dining Chairs Set of Eight
By Wendell Castle
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of eight sculptural dining chairs, designed by Wendell Castle, American, circa 2010s. Signed with Wendell Castle's branded monogram on the leg. Wendell Castle licensed several of his designs for the Wendell Castle Collection...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood, Mahogany

Wendell Castle Olympia Cocktail Table
By Wendell Castle
Located in Dallas, TX
The Olympia cocktail table is as much sculpture as it is designer furniture. The Ash book-matched veneer modern table top is made only of the highest quality materials by Wendell Cas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Wood

Molar Chairs by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three Molar chairs by Wendell Castle, USA, 1969. Gel-coated fiberglass and vinyl, in great condition. This work is part of the open-editioned Molar series and the model registered with the artist's studio as number 13. Can be purchased as a set of three (3) for $18,000, or individually for $6000 each. Provenance: Helen Drutt...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

1960s Vintage Wendell Castle Molar Sofa White Fiberglass Organic Mid-Century
By Wendell Castle
Located in Monrovia, CA
1960s Vintage Wendell castle molar sofa white fiberglass organic midcentury Beautiful fiberglass molded settee by Wendell castle from the 1960s. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Molar Group Settee
By Wendell Castle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An authentic Molar Group settee This example has been Re-Gel Coated.
Category

1960s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Rubber

Wendell Castle Springborn Chairs, Set of 4
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 Wendell Castle (1932 - 2018) Springborn Chairs. Can be used for dining or armchairs. The chairs are Poplar wood with a nice decorative, sculptural back, and splayed legs. Ea...
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Poplar

Wendell Castle for R & Company Wall-Mounted "Cloud" Wall Shelf
By Wendell Castle
Located in Norwalk, CT
An incredible wall-mounted wall shelf designed by Wendell Castle (1932-2018), c. 1960s. This "Cloud" wall shelf is part of Castle's "Molar Series," and features a modernist design in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Wendell Castle " Zephyr " Wood armchair of sculptural form , signed and dated .
By Wendell Castle
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Wendell Castle , " Zephyr " Armchair , sculptural form made from Walnut and Curly Maple . Carved signature " W C 76 " to lower frame . Provenance ; Acquired by the previous owner di...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Molar Settee by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare molar settee designed by Wendell Castle and manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1970s.    
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Starfish Console Table in Polychromed and Stained Woods, 1995
By Wendell Castle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An exceptional console table by Wendell Castle (1932-2018), titled 'Voyage', executed in polychromed jelutong and mahogany with floating, fre...
Category

1990s American American Craftsman Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Other

Wendell Castle (Am. 1932-2018) Lacquered Cabinet
By Wendell Castle
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An incredible cabinet from the originator of the Art Furniture Movement. Monogrammed on the lower left side. A beautiful six door custom lacquered cabinet...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood

Rare Signed Wendell Castle Whimsical Console Table From 1986
By Wendell Castle
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Wendell Castle, American (1932-2018). Unusual carved and lacquered wood console table raised on 4 triangular cone legs with a reverse curved top that has an attached inverted cone. S...
Category

1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood

Wendell Castle Purple "Castle Chair"
By Wendell Castle
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Purple fiberglass castle chair from Wendell Castle's iconic Molar Series.
Category

1960s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Rare Vintage Swivel Molar Coffee Table by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rare orange color swivel coffee table from the Molar Group manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1969. The table is one of the only designs in the molar group that is adjustable by swiv...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Rubber

Tall Cabinet in Carved Black and Blonde Wood by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wendell Castle Tall Cabinet, 1992 Carved black wood base, blonde wood doors 18 x 11 x60 in Wendell Castle received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas in Industrial Design in 195...
Category

1990s American Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood

Wendell Castle Chairs
By Wendell Castle
Located in Kansas City, MO
Wendell castle chairs. Price is for each. Purple chair dimensions: 25 in. D x 20 in. W x 33 in. H x 19 in. Seat height  
Category

1990s American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Samba Cabinet by Wendell Castle, Late 20th Century, Signed with Impressed WC.
By Wendell Castle
Located in Kansas City, MO
Samba cabinet from the Wendell Castle Collection for Icon Design, late 20th century. Finished on all sides. Hand carved and stained ash with leather pulls. Signed with WC. The drawe...
Category

1990s American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Leather, Ash

Molar Settee by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Atlanta, GA
A molar settee or loveseat designed by Wendell Castle and manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1970s. The molar series is a playful design from Wendell Castle...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Vintage Lounge Chair by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage lounge chair designed by Wendell Castle circa 1970s. In bright orange with cup holder platform and original rubber foot ring. The chair is a playful design from Wendell Cas...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Rubber

Vintage Lounge Chair by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A vintage lounge chair circa the 1970s. In dark red color with a cup holder platform and original rubber foot ring. The chair is a playful design after the castle chair, one of the i...
Category

1970s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Plastic

"Crescent Rocker" by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
"Crescent Rocker" in wood with upholstered seat and back. Designed and made by Wendell Castle, Rochester, NY, 1980s.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Wendell Castle, "From Where it Came 02", 2015
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] From Where it Came 02, 2015 Bronze 22.75 x 31.5 x 12.25 inches 58 x 80 x 31 cm Edition of 8 Throughout a celebrated career spanning six d...
Category

2010s Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Wendell Castle, "From Where it Came 01", 2015
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell castle [American, 1932-2018] From Where it Came 01, 2015 Bronze 30 x 37.5 x 13 inches 76 x 95 x 33 cm Edition of 8 Throughout a celebrated career spanning six decades...
Category

2010s Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Wendell Castle, "Promises Kept", 2015
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] Promises Kept, 2015 Bronze Measures: 21.25 x 16.25 x 13.5 inches 54 x 41 x 34 cm Edition of 8 Throughout a celebrated career spanning six decad...
Category

2010s Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Wendell Castle, "No Slouch", 2013
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] No Slouch, 2013 Stained ash 30 x 76 x 27 inches 76.2 x 193 x 68.6 cm Edition of 8 Throughout a celebrated career spanning six decades, Wendell C...
Category

2010s Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Ash

Wendell Castle Molar Swivel Coffee Table in White Plastic
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Made to order white molar swivel coffee table in white gel-coated, fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Designed by Wendell Castle, Rochester, New York, 1969. Please inquire for exact mea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Baby Molar Chair in Lime Green Plastic by Wendell Castle, 1971
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Baby Molar chair in gel-coated, fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Designed and made by Wendell Castle, Rochester, New York, 1969.
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Plastic

"Molar Group" White Cloud Shelf by Wendell Castle, USA, 2006-2009
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
SU285 "The White Edition" Molar Group Cloud shelf in gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Signed and numbered. Originally designed by Wendell Castl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Wendell Castle furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Wendell Castle furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 32 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 5 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Wendell Castle 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 furniture by M. Singer & Sons, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Charles Pfister. Prices for Wendell Castle furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,800 and can go as high as $37,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,850.

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