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Wendell Castle Furniture

American, 1932-2018
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
Double Molar Settee, 1960s, U.S.A
By Wendell Castle
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Double Molar settee in rare and vibrant green. Made of fiberglass. Missing rubber lining.
Category

Late 20th Century American Space Age Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Resin, 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

Wendell Castle "Low Down" Sculptural Table
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle polychromed fiberglass sculptural table entitled "Low Down". This is an edition 1/8. About the designer: Wendell Castle (1932-2018) created unique pieces of handmad...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Rare Vintage Swivel Molar Coffee Table by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in Buffalo, NY
A rare white swivel coffee table from the Molar Group manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1969. Seldom seen. The table is one of the only designs in the molar group that is adjustable b...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Crackle Arm Chair by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Textured crackle finish over wood, vinyl. Dynamic open arm chair with strong crackle finish. Signed and dated by the artist.
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paint

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, free-form top in chip-carved and stained wal...
Category

1990s American American Craftsman Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Other

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

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

Crescent Rocker by Wendell Castle in Rare Zebra Wood
By Wendell Castle
Located in Atlanta, GA
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.
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Leather, 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

Modern Oval Cocktail or Side Table designed by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
White lacquer and tiger wood iconic side table from the Wendell Castle Collection.
Category

20th Century Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood

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

Wendell Castle Red Fiberglass "Castle Chair"
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
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.
Category

1960s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Molar Settee and Pair of Chairs, Original Black Gel Coat Finish
By Wendell Castle
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare, original, molar settee / loveseat and pair of molar chairs designed by Wendell Castle and manufactured by Beylerian, circa 1970s. All pieces retain the rubber edge along the bo...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Plastic, Fiberglass, Rubber

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

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's versatile repertoire that...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Cloud Lounge Chairs Pair
By Wendell Castle
Located in Downingtown, PA
Wendell castle cloud lounge chairs. Pair, 2000-2010 Dimensions: 35 inches high x 28 inches wide x 33 inches deep; Seat: 19 inches deep x 24 inches wide; Height to seat 19 inches...
Category

Early 2000s American Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Wood

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 Rocker
By Wendell Castle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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
Category

20th Century American Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Bentwood

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

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

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

"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 Castle, 1969. Current limited ed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

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

"Tongue" Plastic Table Designed and Manufactured by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
"Tongue" Gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic table designed and manufactured by Wendell Castle, Rochester, New York, 1969.
Category

1960s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Plastic, Fiberglass

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

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, Column Night Vision, USA
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
One of the most celebrated designers of the past six decades, Wendell castle influenced several generations of craftsmen and women, and advanced the concept of ‘art furniture” beyond...
Category

1980s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Wendell Castle Midcentury Handcrafted Sculpture
By Wendell Castle
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Rare and early sculpture by master wood worker Wendell castle. This example from 1961 retains the Gallery tag from the important Kornblee Gallery in New York and is signed WC.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Ash

Wendell Castle furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Wendell Castle furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Wendell Castle furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 16 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. 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 John Risley, John Hutton and Paul Tuttle. Wendell Castle furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,950 and tops out at $85,000, while pieces like these can sell for on average $12,000.

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