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Arthur Collani Tilt-Back Chair



Vintage tilt-back "Porch" chair of Douglas fir plywood with solid birch slats. Home construction project, based on a pattern by Arthur Collani, whose designs appeared in Home Craftsman Magazine in the early 1950s. Readers were provided with schematic drawings, written instructions, and pictures of the finished product. This Organic Design chair, with its gentle curves and frank use of materials, captures the spirit of the early postwar do-it-yourself movement that helped increase awareness of modernist "Good Design" in America. In good original condition, structurally sound, with patina and wear consistent with age and use.


  • Creator
    Arthur Collani (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Good overall original condition with good patina. Structurally sound. Wear consistent with age and use, including superficial scratches and small nicks and chips. See photos.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU828520130982

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