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John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson Pair of Chairs in Walnut

US$13,400 Asking Priceper set


John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, pair of easy chairs, blond walnut, cane, fabric, United States, 1950s This pair of American easy chairs are executed in blond walnut and green upholstery. The seat is thick and wide. The backrest contains elegantly woven cane which encloses the seater in a comfortable way. The backrest is connected to the hind legs in an elegant, flowing way. The carved legs are tapered and enhances the elegant design. American furniture designers John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder (1991-2007) formed a partnership soon after WWII as accomplished and effective designers for several furniture manufacturers. A few of their better known designs are manufactured by Tomlinson Companies which is also known for the production of several celebrated furniture pieces such as Vladimir Kagan's 'Cloud' sofa. Lubberts & Mulder are known for their quality furniture design executed in a traditional mid-century style. Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Width: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Depth: 27.17 in. (69 cm)Seat Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 50110894 1stDibs: LU933126990712

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer


Pay a visit to the town of High Point, North Carolina — long the capital of American-made furniture — and, from nearly any location in the city, you’ll see a tall smokestack bearing the name Tomlinson. It’s a name with deep roots there: In 1901, Sidney Halstead Tomlinson, Sr., and his brother founded the Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Co., producing adaptations of 19th-century European antiques for an enthusiastic American audience. Later the Tomlinson Furniture Company grew rapidly over the ensuing decades, becoming a significant contributor to High Point’s thriving manufacturing economy.

Although Tomlinson began with a focus on antique-style furniture, by the middle of the century the company had adopted aesthetics from the modern style that was rapidly growing in popularity around the world.

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Tomlinson Furniture produced coffee tables, storage cabinets and seating in the low-slung, sleek silhouettes that were typically characteristic of what we now know as mid-century modern designs. Working with designers like John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder, the company experimented with materials like woven cane and unique styles such as neoclassical lounge chairs in cherrywood that were seen as thoughtful modern interpretations of Biedermeier furniture.

During the mid-1950s, Tomlinson Furniture introduced its dramatic and decorative Sophisticate line, a collection of case pieces, seating, tables and more, available in a variety of woods. Today, designs that originated in the collection, such as its pecan-framed chairs with seats and backs of woven leather straps, are increasingly sought after by collectors.

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About the Seller
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly examines each piece to determine what, if any, work needs to be done. Whether that means new upholstery or a complete restoration, Morentz's aim is always to honor the designer’s intention while fulfilling the wishes of the client. The team is up to any challenge, from restoring a single piece to its original glory to furnishing a large-scale hotel project.

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