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Paul Frankl Streamline Art Deco Rattan Dining Side Chair, Set of Four

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Set of four Paul Frankl streamline rattan dining room chair each chair featuring a stacked streamline back and 5 strand pole strand legs. Cushions made to order included. The cushions pictured are good vintage shape but can be replaced upon request. All cushions are c.o.m. (customers own material) simply send us your Fabric and we will have the cushions made for you. New cushions take 2 weeks to be completed. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture has been painstakingly refurbished to the highest standards with the best materials. All refinishing is done by rattan workers with over 20 years of experience in rattan refinishing. Every wrapping and joint has been inspected by “The Rattan Man” Harvey Schwartz to guarantee you the finest product available for years to come for your home or office. Harvey Schwartz is the leading expert in vintage rattan, and author of "Rattan Furniture: Tropical Comfort Throughout the House." Signed copies are available on request for $39.99 USD. The hard bounded 160-page full-color book details the fascinating History of Rattan with wonderful vintage and modern day photos of Tropical decors and rattan; the book is great for any beginner wanting to learn as well as a top resource for dealers and designers alike.

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  • Condition
    Good.
  • Dimensions

    H 27.5 in. x W 23 in. x D 22 in.

    H 69.85 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 55.88 cm

  • Seat height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller location
    Van Nuys, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference number
    LU94748405443

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About Paul Frankl (Designer)

Born in Vienna, Paul Frankl came to the United States in 1914 as part of a wave of Central European design luminaries — among them Kem Weber, Rudolph Schindler, and Richard Neutra — who were drawn by the energy and optimism of the American scene. Prolific and protean, Frankl would go on to design furnishings that are emblematic of nearly every key stylistic chord in American modernism, from the streamlined Art Deco to free-form organic shapes.

     His “Skyscraper” cabinets, introduced in 1924, are Frankl’s earliest and best-known designs (and the work by which he is most often represented in institutions, such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art). Tall and narrow, the pieces have staggered shelves meant to mimic the setbacks of Manhattan office towers. A later visually expressive line — the “Speed” chairs and sofas, which have a raked profile suggesting motion — links Frankl to Donald Deskey, Raymond Loewy and other creators of “Streamlined Moderne” design.

     Frankl moved to Los Angeles in 1934 and luxuriated in the climate and lifestyle. His designs became lighter and simpler and found an audience among the Hollywood élite. (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire were clients.) Fascinated by Asian arts, Frankl produced numerous pieces — tabletops with edges that curve upward; sofas and chairs with rattan frames — inspired by Chinese and Japanese forms and materials. In the 1940s, Frankl became one of the first designers to incorporate free-form, biomorphic shapes in his work, as well as novel upholstery fabrics such as denim and nubby wool.

     Frankl biographer Christopher Long argues that the designer’s easy, elegant aesthetic had an enormous influence on movie set design. As the furniture below attests, Paul Frankl’s work is ready for its close-up.

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