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Arthur Collani Tilt-Back Chair

About the Item

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:
    1950s
  • 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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