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Cherner Task Chair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of furniture collectors. A strong, lightweight and graceful addition to the home or office. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Cherner Task Chair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of furniture collectors. A strong, lightweight and graceful addition to the home or office. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Cherner Task Chair with Arms
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of furniture collectors. A strong, lightweight and graceful addition to the home or office. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Cherner Lounge Side Chair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The lounge chair and ottoman designed by Benjamin Cherner is the latest addition to the Cherner seating collection. A molded plywood shell, solid bentwood arm and laminated wood base...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
  • Cherner Lounge Side Chair
H 29.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood stacking chairs by Norman Cherner are perfect for home, office or cafe. The seat is made of laminated plywood of graduated thickness, from 15 plys to 5 plys a...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Side Chair with Metal Base
H 31.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Norman Cherner Walnut Plycraft Chairs, Pair
By Norman Cherner
Located in West Hartford, CT
Sculptural pair of Norman Cherner Plycraft chairs made from steam form bent walnut, circa 1950's. Unique, original, iconic and coveted. Own the best.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

Cherner Lounge Armchair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The lounge chair and ottoman designed by Benjamin Cherner is the latest addition to the Cherner seating collection. A molded plywood shell, solid bentwood arm and laminated wood base...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Lounge Armchair
  • Cherner Lounge Armchair
  • Cherner Lounge Armchair
  • Cherner Lounge Armchair
H 29.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Norman Cherner Pair of Plycraft Pretzel Chairs
By Norman Cherner
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of Norman Cherner for Plycraft pretzel arm chairs circa early 1960's. Newly and impeccably refinished. Price listed is for the pair.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Norman Cherner for Plycraft Set of 6 walnut Chairs
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 6 Norman Cherner plycraft walnut dining room chairs. Beautiful rich walnut perfectly patinaed with great color! Nice sturdy Set with no damage to note.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Norman Cherner "Pretzel" Chair for Plycraft
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Burbank, CA
Amazing vintage "Pretzel" chair designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in the United States, circa 1960s. This incredible design utilizes a molded plywood frame that provides a slee...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Norman Cherner "Pretzel" Chair for Plycraft
  • Norman Cherner "Pretzel" Chair for Plycraft
  • Norman Cherner "Pretzel" Chair for Plycraft
  • Norman Cherner "Pretzel" Chair for Plycraft
H 31 in. W 17 in. D 21.25 in.
Norman Cherner Bar Stools
By Norman Cherner
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stylish Norman Cherner bar chairs. These hand crafted chairs are individually signed and numbered by the makers from the world renowned company. American Natural Walnut veneer up...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Walnut, Faux Leather

  • Norman Cherner Bar Stools
  • Norman Cherner Bar Stools
  • Norman Cherner Bar Stools
  • Norman Cherner Bar Stools
H 43.5 in. W 17 in. D 18 in.
Norman Cherner Plycraft 1965 Walnut Upholstery Set, Four '4' chairs MCM Classic
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Iconic Pretzel side chairs (set of four) designed by Norman Cherner and made by Plycraft, 2 are still retaining original labels. Laminated walnut construction with older recovered bl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of 4 Cherner Chairs by Bernardo / Plycraft
By Norman Cherner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of 4 dining chairs designed by Norman Cherner for Bernardo (Plycraft). Molded walnut plywood shell with steel rod base. Original labels are missing on some but are signed Bernard...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

  • Set of 4 Cherner Chairs by Bernardo / Plycraft
  • Set of 4 Cherner Chairs by Bernardo / Plycraft
  • Set of 4 Cherner Chairs by Bernardo / Plycraft
  • Set of 4 Cherner Chairs by Bernardo / Plycraft
H 31.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 19 in.
Norman Cherner Pretzel Armchair for Plycraft Walnut Upholstery 1960s MCM Classic
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Iconic Pretzel armchair designed by Norman Cherner and made by Plycraft, still retaining original label. Laminated walnut construction with older recovered blue upholstery. Surprisin...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Sculptural "Pretzel" Dining Chairs by Norman Cherner for Plycraft
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning vintage sculptural "Pretzel" dining chairs designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in the United States, circa 1960s. This incredible design utilizes a molded plywood frame ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Bernardo Label Pretzel Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft, circa 1950s
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Early example of Norman Cherner’s “pretzel” chair designed for Plycraft. In beautiful original condition and original walnut finish. Delicately made with plys of strong wood demonstr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Side Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft, circa 1950s
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Early example of Norman Cherner’s “pretzel” chair designed for Plycraft. In beautiful original condition and original walnut finish. Delicately made with plys of strong wood demonstr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

Cherner Armchair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Originally introduced in 1958, the iconic molded plywood armchair by Norman Cherner is found in collections worldwide. Reissued in exacting detail from the original drawings and mold...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Armchair
  • Cherner Armchair
  • Cherner Armchair
  • Cherner Armchair
H 31.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Mid Century Styled Walnut Dining Table by Benjamin Cherner for Cherner Chair Co.
By Benjamin Cherner
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A round walnut dining table with matching tapered bent wood legs in the manner of the iconic Cherner chair designed by Norman Cherner. This table is manufactured and retains the labe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...

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Walnut

Cherner Ottoman
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The ottoman is the latest addition to the Cherner seating collection. This new design combines a molded plywood shell and laminated wood base which are combined to produce a dynamica...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Ottoman
  • Cherner Ottoman
  • Cherner Ottoman
  • Cherner Ottoman
H 15.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 19 in.
Cherner Rectangular Table
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Introduced in 2003, Cherner tables are designed by Benjamin Cherner to compliment Cherner seating. Perfect in a formal or informal setting, the tables are strong and lightweight. Che...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Rectangular Table
  • Cherner Rectangular Table
  • Cherner Rectangular Table
  • Cherner Rectangular Table
H 29.5 in. W 34 in. D 92 in.
Cherner Round Table
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Introduced in 2003, Cherner tables are designed by Benjamin Cherner to compliment Cherner seating. Perfect in a formal or informal setting, the tables are strong and lightweight. Che...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Round Table
  • Cherner Round Table
  • Cherner Round Table
  • Cherner Round Table
H 29.5 in. Dm 48 in.
Cherner Oval Table
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Introduced in 2003, Cherner tables are designed by Benjamin Cherner to compliment Cherner seating. Perfect in a formal or informal setting, the tables are strong and lightweight. Che...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Oval Table
  • Cherner Oval Table
  • Cherner Oval Table
  • Cherner Oval Table
H 29.5 in. W 40 in. D 92 in.
Cherner Coffee Table
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest addition to the Cherner table collection. The coffee table comes in two sizes in Natural or classic Walnut. Molded plywood base with a 1? profiled exposed edge tabletop.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Coffee Table
  • Cherner Coffee Table
  • Cherner Coffee Table
  • Cherner Coffee Table
H 15.5 in. Dm 36 in.
Cherner 4 Drawer Credenza
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner 4 Drawer Credenza
  • Cherner 4 Drawer Credenza
  • Cherner 4 Drawer Credenza
  • Cherner 4 Drawer Credenza
H 21 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
  • Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
  • Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
  • Cherner 4 Door Cabinet
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Norman Cherner Armchair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Originally introduced in 1958, the iconic molded plywood armchair by Norman Cherner is found in collections worldwide. Reissued in exacting detail from the original drawings and mold...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Norman Cherner Armchair
  • Norman Cherner Armchair
  • Norman Cherner Armchair
  • Norman Cherner Armchair
H 31.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Cherner Studio Desk
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Studio desk is designed for Designers. Available in two sizes to fit your workspace. Made to last with all cross-ply plywood construction and solid wood edgebanding. Includes...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Studio Desk
  • Cherner Studio Desk
  • Cherner Studio Desk
  • Cherner Studio Desk
H 29.5 in. W 30 in. D 60 in.
Cherner Side Table
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new side table is a versatile small scale table for living, bedroom or lounge areas. The veneered top is made from 1-1/8? thick cross-ply plywood with an exposed profiled edge. T...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Side Table
  • Cherner Side Table
  • Cherner Side Table
  • Cherner Side Table
H 14 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Cherner 6 Drawer Dresser
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner 6 Drawer Dresser
  • Cherner 6 Drawer Dresser
  • Cherner 6 Drawer Dresser
  • Cherner 6 Drawer Dresser
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Cherner Bedside Table
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Perfectly scaled storage with a single drawer. The new bedside tables are built entirely from laminated, molded and cross-ply plywood. American Walnut veneers and contrasting exposed...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Bedside Table
  • Cherner Bedside Table
  • Cherner Bedside Table
  • Cherner Bedside Table
H 19 in. W 20.75 in. D 19 in.
Cherner 4 Door Credenza
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner 4 Door Credenza
  • Cherner 4 Door Credenza
  • Cherner 4 Door Credenza
  • Cherner 4 Door Credenza
H 21 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer Credenza
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American walnut veneers are complimented by the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer Credenza
  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer Credenza
  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer Credenza
  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer Credenza
H 21 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Cherner Armchair with Metal Base
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood stacking chairs by Norman Cherner are perfect for home, office or cafe. The seat is made of laminated plywood of graduated thickness, from 15 plys to 5 plys a...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Armchair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Armchair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Armchair with Metal Base
  • Cherner Armchair with Metal Base
H 31.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer File Cabinet
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
Multiflex casegoods are lightweight, strong and made entirely from laminated, cross-ply and molded plywood. Clear or Classic finish on American Walnut veneers are complimented by the...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer File Cabinet
  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer File Cabinet
  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer File Cabinet
  • Cherner 2 Door 2 Drawer File Cabinet
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Classic Cherner Armchairs
By The Cherner Chair Company
Located in London, GB
This is a pair of walnut veneered plywood chairs made by the Cherner Chair Company in the United States. A classic modern design, featuring the 'wasp waist' silhouette. Norman Che...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

  • Pair of Classic Cherner Armchairs
  • Pair of Classic Cherner Armchairs
  • Pair of Classic Cherner Armchairs
  • Pair of Classic Cherner Armchairs
H 31.5 in. W 26.38 in. D 21.26 in.
Cherner Under Counter Stool, Counter Height
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest design from Benjamin Cherner. The under counter stool features a molded plywood seat with laminated wood base and a bright chrome footrest. Available in bar and counter he...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest design from Benjamin Cherner. The under counter stool features a molded plywood seat with laminated wood base and a bright chrome footrest. Available in bar and counter he...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
H 29 in. W 19 in. D 17.5 in.
Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood stools by Norman Cherner have been seen in some high places. Available in counter or bar height with a wood or metal base. The seat is made of laminated plywo...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
  • Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
  • Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
  • Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
H 39.5 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood stools by Norman Cherner have been seen in some high places. Available in counter or bar height with a wood or metal base. The seat is made of laminated plywo...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
  • Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
  • Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
  • Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
H 39.5 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Cherner Child Chair by Benjamin Cherner in Walnut, Contemporary, USA, 2007
By Benjamin Cherner
Located in New York, NY
Cherner child chair by Benjamin Cherner in walnut, Contemporary, USA, 2007 Cherner child chair Benjamin Cherner Cherner Chair Company Contemporary, USA, 2007 Molded plywood. H 23 i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Norman Cherner for Plycraft Chair
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Baltimore, MD
A fresh take on a vintage Norman Cherner Bentwood chair. Newly refinished and re-upholstered in a vibrant graphic fabric. This chair really makes a statement!
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Chair
  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Chair
  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Chair
  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Chair
H 37 in. W 18 in. D 22 in.
Mid-Century Modern Norman Cherner for Plycraft Wood Side Chair, 1960s
By Norman Cherner
Located in Detroit, MI
This vintage Mid-Century Modern molded plywood side chair was designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in 1958. The iconic sculptural design features elegant curves and a sleek Danish...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Bentwood

Set of Ten Cherner Side Chairs
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Although a pioneer in prefab housing, Norman Cherner is best known for the molded plywood seating line he created for the manufacturer Plycraft, which he ultimately sued the company ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

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Walnut

  • Set of Ten Cherner Side Chairs
  • Set of Ten Cherner Side Chairs
  • Set of Ten Cherner Side Chairs
  • Set of Ten Cherner Side Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 18.5 in. L 31.5 in.
Set of Four Walnut Cherner Side Chairs
By Norman Cherner
Located in Highland, IN
Lovely, light, and leggy, the Cherner chair was created in response to the perceived shortcomings of George Nelson's pretzel chair which was thought to be too fragile. Equally el...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

  • Set of Four Walnut Cherner Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Walnut Cherner Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Walnut Cherner Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Walnut Cherner Side Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Norman Cherner Walnut Side Chairs, Set of Four
By Norman Cherner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Norman Cherner set of four side chairs in a dark walnut finish. Chairs retain partial foil labels to underside.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Norman Cherner Plycraft USA Armchair Walnut / Fabric, 1965
By Norman Cherner
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare and early Armchair produced by Plycraft, USA in 1965. Molded plywood and original green fabric. Labeled. Great original condition. Foam redone. Perfect original condition wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Iconic Cherner Chairs by Plycraft in Walnut and Fabric
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful lines on these pair of iconic chairs by Plycraft designed by Norman Cherner, circa 1950s we have cleaned and oiled the chairs they come in its original finish and upholster...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Ebonized Walnut Cherner Style Chairs with Chinese Red Legs
By Norman Cherner
Located in Miami, FL
SOLD Sculptural and beautiful seemingly alien-like life forms, this set of four Cherner style chairs have an ebonized finish on the walnut bodies and chinese red lacquered legs prov...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

1950s Brown Wooden Walnut Plywood Chair by Norman Cherner 'b'
By Norman Cherner, George Nelson, Plycraft
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Plywood chair, walnut by Norman Cherner, USA, 1950. This sculptural chair with armrests comes in plywood on wooden legs and very good original condition. Manufactured by Plycraft ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Walnut

MCM Side Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in Walnut
By Norman Cherner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Earl Norman Cherner side chairby Norman Cherner, circa 1950's. It has been refinished with a few veneer repairs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Bentwood

1950s Brown Wooden Walnut Plywood Chair by Norman Cherner
By George Nelson, Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Plywood chair, walnut by Norman Cherner, USA, 1950. This sculptural chair with armrests comes in plywood on wooden legs and very good original condition. Manufactured by Plycraft ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

Norman Cherner Pair of Armchairs in Walnut
By Norman Cherner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cherner's iconic molded plywood dining chairs in walnut. Newer editions about ten years old but unused. All retain labels. THE TWO ARMLESS CHAIRS HAVE SOLD
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Norman Cherner Pair of Armchairs in Walnut
  • Norman Cherner Pair of Armchairs in Walnut
  • Norman Cherner Pair of Armchairs in Walnut
  • Norman Cherner Pair of Armchairs in Walnut
H 31.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Norman Cherner for Plycraft Pretzel Chairs
By Norman Cherner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pretzel armchairs by Norman Cherner for Plycraft, 1950s. Walnut veneer plywood shells and stained frame.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple, Walnut, Plywood

  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Pretzel Chairs
  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Pretzel Chairs
  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Pretzel Chairs
  • Norman Cherner for Plycraft Pretzel Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 21.5 in.
12 Norman Cherner Plycraft Dining Chairs
By Norman Cherner
Located in Phoenix, AZ
12 Norman Cherner for Plycraft dining chairs circa early 1960's. These examples have been impeccably refinished. The graining is outstanding the lacquer perfect. Price listed is for ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • 12 Norman Cherner Plycraft Dining Chairs
  • 12 Norman Cherner Plycraft Dining Chairs
  • 12 Norman Cherner Plycraft Dining Chairs
  • 12 Norman Cherner Plycraft Dining Chairs
H 30.5 in. W 23.75 in. D 20 in.
Norman Cherner Armchair by Plycraft
By Norman Cherner
Located in London, GB
A beautifully curvaceous walnut armchair by American designer, Norman Cherner. The Cherner Chair was originally designed in 1957 and produced by a Massachusetts based company, Plycra...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Norman Cherner Armchair by Plycraft
  • Norman Cherner Armchair by Plycraft
  • Norman Cherner Armchair by Plycraft
  • Norman Cherner Armchair by Plycraft
H 31.5 in. W 26.38 in. D 24.81 in.
Set of 6 Norman Cherner for Plycraft Walnut Pretzel Dining Chairs
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Southampton, NJ
A set of 6 Pretzel dining chairs designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft. The set consists of two armchairs with black leatherette upholstery and 4 upholstered walnut side chairs. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Brown Wooden Walnut Plywood Chair in a Set of ten by Norman Cherner
By George Nelson, Norman Cherner
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Plywood chairs, set of ten, walnut by Norman Cherner Sculptural dining chairs comes in plywood on wooden legs and very good original condition. Manufactured in new edition by Cher...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Plywood

Walnut Molded Plywood Armchair / "Cherner Chair" by Norman Cherner
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Walnut molded plywood armchairor "Cherner Chair" by Norman Cherner. This model was made in 2005 and is a reintroduction of the famed "Cherner Chair" designed by Norman Cherner for Pl...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Walnut

Upholstered Cherner Side Chair by Plycraft
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Highland, IN
This uncommon Cherner side chair features an upholstered seat and back in an orange and gold fabric adding an extra measure of comfort. Norman Cherner developed this chair for Plycra...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

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Walnut Cherner Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of walnut cherner chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique walnut cherner chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using walnut, wood and fabric. We have 69 antique and vintage walnut cherner chairs in-stock, while there are 27 modern editions to choose from as well. Walnut cherner chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Walnut cherner chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made walnut cherner chairs over the years, but those made by Norman Cherner, Plycraft and Benjamin Cherner are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Walnut Cherner Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,800, while they’re typically $200 on the low end and $14,500 highest priced.

Norman Cherner Biography and Important Works

Norman Cherner was an influential designer who explored postwar technological innovations and how to incorporate them into furniture production and architecture. And while its history is complicated, his Cherner chair is one of the most successful examples of mid-century modern molded plywood seating.

Born in New York City, Cherner was an architect and a prolific designer who taught at Columbia University’s Teachers College. An enthusiast of the Bauhaus, he gave lectures in the late 1940s on the principles of the legendary German design school at the Museum of Modern Art.

Cherner was fascinated with the concept of cost-efficient design, and this extended into his pioneering ideas for prefabricated housing. His philosophy was that a modular home should be a complete design concept that included economical furniture and lighting. He published several DIY books, such as How to Build a House for $6,000. Cherner caught the interest of a housing cooperative in upstate New York and was contracted to design and oversee the construction of prefabricated housing in the town of Ramapo. The U.S. Department of Housing assembled a pre-built Cherner home for exhibition in Vienna.

But he is best known for his chair.

In the 1950s, one of George Nelson’s designers, John F. Pile, created the Pretzel chair. It had structural problems and proved too costly to make at Herman Miller, where Nelson was director of design. Production was subcontracted to Massachusetts company Plycraft, but the agreement didn’t last long owing to a dispute between the furniture manufacturers. Based on a recommendation from Nelson, Plycraft sought out Cherner to redesign the chair so that it would be durable and affordable to produce.

Cherner submitted his redesign only to be told that Plycraft had shelved the project. However, Plycraft secretly began producing what would become the Cherner chair under a different name — and Cherner later stumbled across his seat in New York. Cherner sued Plycraft and won. The chair became instantly popular after being featured in a Norman Rockwell illustration for a Saturday Evening Post cover in September of 1961.

Other noteworthy Cherner designs include his Konwiser furniture line, Multiflex storage units and tube lighting. The Museum of Modern Art praised his Konwiser collection as “some of the most progressive furniture designs available to the American public.”

In 1972, Plycraft discontinued production of his chair, and Cherner died in 1987. In 1999, his two sons founded the Cherner Chair Company and began making furniture based on their father's original designs for armchairs, chairs — including the Cherner chair — tables and credenzas.

Find vintage Norman Cherner furniture on 1stDibs today.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.