Wendell Castle Furniture

Wendell Castle (USA, 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. 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. Read more about Wendell Castle in Introspective magazine

Wendell Castle Chairs

Wendell Castle Chairs

By Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle Chairs
Wendell Castle
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Upholstery, Maple
Pair of armchairs, designed by Wendell Castle for Dennis Miller Associates, American, circa 1990s. These chairs retain their original hand-painted leather upholstery.
Pair of Wendell Castle Zephyr Chairs
Pair of Wendell Castle Zephyr Chairs
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Chairs
Walnut
In walnut with original suede upholstered seats. One with repair to underside of stretcher performed by the Wendell Castle studio in the 1980s. Both signed and dated by the artist. T...
Rare Wendell Castle Tiger Maple Rabbit Ear Rocker
Rare Wendell Castle Tiger Maple Rabbit Ear Rocker
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Rocking Chairs
This Wendell Castle rocking chair is a unique variation on the Zephyr chair and is an excellent example of the artist's wit. The use of the beautifully figured solid tiger maple is a...
Wendell Castle Coffee Table, Original Production, 1969
Wendell Castle Coffee Table, Original Productio...
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Fiberglass
Wendell Castle Molar Group coffee table, signed. Gel-coated white fiberglass, USA, circa 1969. Less than 24 examples made. Signed to underside with molded mark: {WC}. Work ...
Wendell Castle Dining Set, Molar Group, Original Production, 1969
Wendell Castle Dining Set, Molar Group, Origina...
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Fiberglass
Wendell Castle. Molar Group dining set. USA, 1969. Gel-coated red, black, white fiberglass, original condition. Dimensions: 56 W x 49 D x 29 H inches. Four dining chairs, ...
Wendell Castle Stack - Laminated Stool, 1963
Wendell Castle Stack - Laminated Stool, 1963
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American American Craftsman Stools
Cherry
Piano bench in stack - laminated cherry by Wendell Castle, signed underneath 1963. Rich original patina, no breaks or repairs. This bench is included in Wendell Castle: A Catalog...
Wendell Castle Red Fiberglass "Castle Chair"
Wendell Castle Red Fiberglass "Castle Chair"
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Post-Modern Armchairs
Fiberglass
Iconic fiberglass chair from Wendell Castle's Molar Series in very desirable red color. This piece was designed in 1969 as an open editioned piece.
Molar Settee by Wendell Castle
Molar Settee by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Fiberglass
A rare molar settee designed by Wendell Castle and manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1970s.    
Wendell Castle Important Side Table
Wendell Castle Important Side Table
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern End Tables
Oak
Castle for Gannett Inc. "Quinn Coffee Table" carved oakwood on casters. This was an important commission for Wendell and helped pave the way in his early career.
Pair of Armchairs by Wendell Castle
Pair of Armchairs by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Upholstery, Maple
Pair of armchairs, designed by Wendell Castle for Dennis Miller Associates, American, circa 1990s. These chairs retain their original hand-painted leather upholstery.
1965 Wendell Castle Vermilion Desk and Chair
1965 Wendell Castle Vermilion Desk and Chair
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Desks
One of the greatest sets of American Studio/Craft Furniture by Wendell Castle. This desk and chair, made of vermilion wood, is certainly a tour de force by America's pre-eminent wood...
Wendell Castle Pedestal Sculpture
Wendell Castle Pedestal Sculpture
Wendell Castle
1990s American Post-Modern Sculptures
This piece, titled "Three From the Left" is from a series of pedestal sculptures Castle created in the early 1990s, composed of forms appearing to balance on top of each ot...
Wendell Castle Custom Desk
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Oak
White oak desk original commissioned for Gannett Company. The solid horseshoe shaped top mimics old copy desks. It features three drawers two file sized with sorters at both ends and...
Wendell Castle Cork Screw Drafting Chair or Rea...
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Chairs
Oak
Cork Screw design drafting chair with foot rest, original commissioned for Gannett Company. This commission for Castle won a prestigious award and at the time was Castle's most impo...
Molar Chair by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Chairs
Fiberglass, Plastic, Rubber
Fiberglass reinforced plastic with glossy gel coating. Retains original black rubber band on bottom edge. Fine vintage condition.
Mid-Century Modern Rare Pair of Molar Chairs We...
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass
For your consideration is a rare pair of white "molar" chairs, signed by Wendell Castle, circa 1969. Unique chairs are made of white fiberglass reinforced plastic with a glossy coati...
Vintage Fiberglass Chair by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Lounge Chairs
Fiberglass
A vintage lounge chair designed by Wendell Castle, circa 1970s. In dark red color with a cup holder platform and original rubber foot ring. The chair is a playful design from Wendell...
Important Side Table by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Side Tables
Wood
Hand-painted, hand-carved side table by Wendell Castle, American, 1987. This important table is featured in Judith Gura's new book on Postmodern design. Signed and dated.
Miniature Bronze Angel Chair by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
1990s American Organic Modern Models and Miniatures
Bronze
Total edition of 30 numbered examples and two proofs. Signed bottom corner on back, Castle 91. Numbered 22/30 on bottom edge. Timed to coincide with the opening of American Craft ...
Wendell Castle Molar Chair
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fiberglass
The "Molar" chair by Wendell Castle is a perfect example of Castle's design sensibility. A sculptor's sense of volume, a playful, wiggly line, and a whimsical approach to his serious...
Wendell Castle Crescent Rocker
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Leather, Wood
Carved signature and date to frame [W. Castle 80].
Crescent Rocker by Wendell Castle in Rare Zebra...
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Modern Rocking Chairs
Leather, Wood
Artist: Wendell Castle (born 1932) Crescent rocker Date: 1978 Material: Zebrawood,suede upholstery Signature: leg carved 'W. Castle 78' Measurement: 34" H x 26" W x 40" D.

Wendell Castle Chairs

By Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle Chairs
Wendell Castle
1990s American Modern Chairs
Brass, Steel, Upholstery, Wood
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  
Wendell Castle "Goose Desk", 1983
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1980s Desks
Wendell Castle "Goose desk", 1983 English walnut, curly maple, ebony, lacquer, India ink. Underside incised Wendell Castle 1983. Provenance: Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, Ne...
Wendell Castle Purple "Castle Chair"
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Post-Modern Chairs
Fiberglass
Purple fiberglass castle chair from Wendell Castle's iconic Molar Series.
Wendell Castle "September Morn" Mirror, 1996. S...
Wendell Castle
1990s American Post-Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Stunning, unique, one of a kind, 7' tall, Wendell castle mirror. Hand-carved Jelutong wood frame is 5" deep. Patinated bronze base is 26 inches wide and 20 inches deep. Back lit with...
Wendell Castle "Castle Chair," 1969
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Rubber
The castle chair designed by Wendell Castle in 1969 as part of the molar series.
20th Century Tall Cabinet in Black and Blonde W...
Wendell Castle
1990s American Cabinets
Wood
Wendell Castle fabricated Tall Cabinet out of carved black wood and blonde wood. Wendell Castle received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas in Industrial Design in 1958 and an M...
Monumental Wendell Castle "Grasshopper" Mirror,...
Wendell Castle
Early 2000s American Organic Modern Wall Mirrors
Wood, Paint
This piece was a private commission, only one other has been created, it was done in a green finish. A free form mirror, chipped jelutong wood, with a crackle lacquer finish, far ...
A vintage Molar lounge chair by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fiberglass
A vintage molar chair designed by Wendell Castle and manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1970s. In bright orange gel-coated and molded fiberglass and with original rubber foot ring. The...
Vintage Lounge Chair by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fiberglass, Rubber
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...
Rare Vintage Swivel Molar Coffee Table by Wende...
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Fiberglass, Rubber
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...
Molar Settee by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1970s American Modern Settees
Fiberglass
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's versatile repertoire that...
Wendell Castle Molar Group Settee
Wendell Castle
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Settees
Fiberglass, Plastic
An important piece of design history. A Molar Group Settee by Wendell Castle ca. 1969. These settees were only produced for a very short time and were hand made in gel coated, fibr...

Wendell Castle Rocker

By Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle Rocker
Wendell Castle
20th Century American Rocking Chairs
Cresent Rocker designed by Wendell Castle<br /> Craved Ebonized wood and Ultra Suede<br /> Engraved Signature & Date<br /> 26"w x 38"d x 33 1/2"h
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