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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

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Wendell Castle, "Hutchinson Floor Lamp", Standing Light, Fiberglass, Unique 2008
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] Hutchinson floor lamp, 2008 Gilded fiberglass lampshade, faux-rusted fiberglass base 110.5 x 55 x 55 inches 280.7 x 139.7 x 139.7 cm Unique ...
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Early 2000s Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Wendell Castle, Pair of Armchairs, Walnut, 1978
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle, (American, 1932-2018) Pair of armchairs, 1978 Walnut 2 chairs, each Measures: 29 x 24.5 x 19.5 inches 73.7 x 62.2 x 49.5 cm Each signed and dated: W. Castle 78 ...
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1970s Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Walnut

Wendell Castle, "Calamari Bench", Gold, Fiberglass with Gilding, 2010
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] Calamari bench, 2010 Fiberglass with gilding Measures: 23.5 x 55 x 22.5 inches 59.7 x 139.7 x 57.2 cm Born in Kansas, Wendell Castle (1932...
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2010s Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Wendell Castle, Through the Dark Table, Rosewood, Walnut, Wood, Brown, 2011
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] Through the dark table, 2011 Rosewood, walnut 17.5 x 15 x 12.5 inches 44.5 x 38 x 32 cm Born in Kansas, Wendell Castle (1932-2018) receive...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Wendell Castle Furniture

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Wood, Rosewood, Walnut

Wendell Castle, Morning Sun
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell castle [American, b. 1932] Morning sun, 2009 Fiberglass with silver leaf Measures: 32 x 33.5 x 36 inches 81.3 x 85.1 x 91.4 cm Edition of 8.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Wendell Castle Furniture

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Silver Leaf

Wendell Castle, Ever After Table, Bronze, Black, 2015
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
Wendell Castle [American, 1932-2018] Ever after table, 2015 Bronze 22 x 22.5 x 15.75 inches 56 x 57 x 40 cm Signed: Castle 15 Born in Kansas, Wendell Castle (1932-2018) recei...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Wendell Castle Furniture

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Bronze

Wendell Castle Molar Chair, Yellow Gel Coat Fiberglass, 1969
By Wendell Castle
Located in Buffalo, NY
An important piece of design history. A Molar Group chair/ sculpture by Wendell Castle, circa 1969. These chairs were only produced for a very short time and were hand made in gel ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Pedestal Sculpture
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

"Molar Group" Settee by Wendell Castle, USA, circa 1969
By Wendell Castle
Located in New York, NY
"Molar Group" settee in gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Designed and made by Wendell Castle, Rochester, New York, circa 1969. Distributed by Beylerian. Available in red a...
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1960s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Plastic

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.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Ash

Wendell Castle Monumental Desk
By Wendell Castle
Located in Chicago, IL
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...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Oak

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...
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1980s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Midcentury Wendell Castle Quinn Reading Desk stool
By Wendell Castle
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this exquisite stool by Wendell Castle featuring carved oak with a saddle brown leather seat. Incised signature to base 'WC 77'.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

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Leather, Wood, Oak

Wendell Castle 20th Century Tall Cabinet in Black and Blonde Wood
By Wendell Castle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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...
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1990s American Wendell Castle Furniture

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Wood

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.
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1960s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Baby Mohair 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.
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1960s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Lounge Chairs
By Wendell Castle
Located in Chicago, IL
Studio Wendell Castle lounge chairs on wheels, carved white oak frames, upholstered in leather with flip-top writing surface. Literature: Wendell Castle, a catalouge Raisonne 1958...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Oak, Leather

Wendell Castle Important Side Table
By Wendell Castle
Located in Chicago, IL
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.
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Oak

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...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Plastic, Fiberglass, Rubber

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...
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1990s American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

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Leather, Ash

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.
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20th Century Wendell Castle Furniture

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Wood

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.
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1960s American Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Rubber

Wendell Castle Chairs
By Wendell Castle
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of armchairs, designed by Wendell Castle for Dennis Miller Associates, American, circa 1990s. These chairs retain their original hand-painted leather upholstery.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

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Leather, Upholstery, Maple

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.    
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Vintage Fiberglass Chair by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in North Miami, FL
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...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Crescent Rocker
By Wendell Castle
Located in Chicago, IL
Carved signature and date to frame [W. Castle 80].
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Wendell Castle Molar Chair
By Wendell Castle
Located in Highland, IN
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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass

Crescent Rocker by Wendell Castle in Rare Zebra Wood
By Wendell Castle
Located in North Miami, FL
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.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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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  
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1990s American Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

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Brass, Steel

Wendell Castle "Goose Desk", 1983
By Wendell Castle
Located in Dallas, TX
Wendell Castle "Goose desk", 1983 English walnut, curly maple, ebony, lacquer, India ink. Underside incised Wendell Castle 1983. Provenance: Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, Ne...
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1980s Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Wendell Castle Purple "Castle Chair"
By Wendell Castle
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Purple fiberglass castle chair from Wendell Castle's iconic Molar Series.
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1960s American Post-Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle "September Morn" Mirror, 1996. Seven Feet Tall. Backlit
By Wendell Castle
Located in Kansas City, MO
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...
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1990s American Post-Modern Wendell Castle Furniture

Vintage Lounge Chair by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in North Miami, FL
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...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

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Fiberglass, Rubber

Rare Vintage Swivel Molar Coffee Table by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in North Miami, FL
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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Rubber

Molar Settee by Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in North Miami, FL
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...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Wendell Castle Molar Group Settee
By Wendell Castle
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Wendell Castle Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass, Plastic

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
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20th Century American Wendell Castle Furniture

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