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

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Wendell Castle Red Fiberglass "Castle Chair"

By Wendell Castle
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.
Wendell Castle Pedestal Sculpture

By Wendell Castle
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 other. Mate...
Pair of Wendell Castle Zephyr Chairs

By Wendell Castle
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. Thes...
Rare Wendell Castle Tiger Maple Rabbit Ear Rocker

By Wendell Castle
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 also...
Important Side Table by Wendell Castle

By Wendell Castle
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.
Painted and Carved Folding Screen by Wendell Castle, 1993

By Wendell Castle
Painted and Carved Folding Screen by Wendell Castl...
Wendell Castle
1990s American American Craftsman Home Accents
Acrylic Paint, Mahogany, Poplar
The screen is ingeniously hinged using threaded pins and metal balls, which facilitate easy assembly and leveling. The screen is signed castle 1993 at the bottom in the center of the fo...
Miniature Bronze Angel Chair by Wendell Castle

By Wendell Castle
Miniature Bronze Angel Chair by Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle
1990s American Organic Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
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 Mus...
Molar Chair by Wendell Castle

By Wendell Castle
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.
Wendell Castle Molar Chair

By Wendell Castle
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 wo...
Wendell Castle "Chloe" Coffee Table

By Wendell Castle
Wendell Castle "Chloe" Coffee Table
Wendell Castle
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Wood, Maple
Studio Wendell Castle sculpted coffee table. Hand-carved cross hatching with smooth burled maple top with lacquered Surface. [Signed Castle 95 incised].
Wendell Castle Crescent Rocker

By Wendell Castle
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 Wood
Crescent Rocker by Wendell Castle in Rare Zebra Wo...
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 Dining Set, Molar Group, Original Production, 1969

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Wendell Castle Dining Set, Molar Group, Original P...
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, one...
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

By Wendell Castle
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, New Y...
Wendell Castle Purple "Castle Chair"

By Wendell Castle
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.
1965 Wendell Castle Vermilion Desk and Chair

By Wendell Castle
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 wo...
Wendell Castle, "Day After Day," Coffee Table, Stained Ash, Wood, White, 2011
Wendell Castle, "Day After Day," Coffee Table, Sta...
Wendell Castle
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Side Tables
Wood, Ash
Day After Day, 2011 Stained Ash 17 x 35.75 x 27.75 inches 43.2 x 90.8 x 70.5 cm Born in Kansas in 1932, Wendell Castle received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas in Industrial Des...
Wendell Castle "September Morn" Mirror, 1996. Seven Feet Tall. Backlit
Wendell Castle "September Morn" Mirror, 1996. Seve...
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 li...
Wendell Castle "Castle Chair," 1969

By Wendell Castle
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 Wood

By Wendell Castle
20th Century Tall Cabinet in Black and Blonde Wood...
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.F....
Monumental Wendell Castle "Grasshopper" Mirror, 2000

By Wendell Castle
Monumental Wendell Castle "Grasshopper" Mirror, 20...
Wendell Castle
Early 2000s American Organic Modern Wall Mirrors
Paint, Wood
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 mor...
A vintage Molar lounge chair by Wendell Castle

By Wendell Castle
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 mo...
Vintage Lounge Chair by Wendell Castle

By Wendell Castle
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 Castle...
Rare Vintage Swivel Molar Coffee Table by Wendell Castle
Rare Vintage Swivel Molar Coffee Table by Wendell ...
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 swivel....
Molar Settee by Wendell Castle

By Wendell Castle
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 us...
Wendell Castle Molar Group Settee

By Wendell Castle
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, fibregl...
Contemporary Mirror in Stack- Laminated Walnut

By Wendell Castle
Contemporary Mirror in Stack- Laminated Walnut
Wendell Castle
20th Century American Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Walnut
Unique sculptural mirror by Wendell Castle. Carved stack-laminated walnut. Signature and date to underside: WC 75. Wendell Castle received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas in Ind...
Wendell Castle Rocker

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