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

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

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.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1930
  • Period
    1930-1939
  • Materials and Techniques
    Rattan
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    27.5 in. H x 23 in. W x 22 in. D
    70 cm H x 58 cm W x 56 cm D
  • Seat Height
    17.5 in. (44 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Van Nuys, CA
  • Number of Items
    4
  • Reference Number
    LU94748405443

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

Typical response time: 3 hours

Located in Van Nuys, CA

More from this Seller

Paul Frankl Geometric Back Rattan Dining Chairs, circa 1934, Set of Four
Paul Frankl Geometric Back Rattan Dining Chairs, c...
Paul Frankl
Rattan
Vintage Paul Frankl geometric back rattan dining room chair, included is a set of four chairs. Each chair features a geometric deco inspired seat back with pole rattan grid seat. The...
Paul Frankl Streamline Art Deco Rattan Dining Side Chair, Set of Four
Paul Frankl Streamline Art Deco Rattan Dining Side...
Rattan
Set of four Paul Frankl streamline rattan dining room chair each chair featuring a stacked streamline back and five-strand pole strand legs. Cushions made to order included. The cus...
Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Dining Chair, Set of Seven
Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Dining Chair, Set of...
Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Set of lattice-back dining chairs by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman group. The chairs upholstered in high quality blue cotton fabric. The set includes seven captain's chairs. North Am...
Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Dining Chair, Set of Four
Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Dining Chair, Set of...
Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Set of lattice-back dining chairs by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman group. The chairs upholstered in high quality blue cotton fabric. The set includes four captain's chairs.
Mid-Century Wicker and Rattan Dining Side Chair, Set of Four
Mid-Century Wicker and Rattan Dining Side Chair, S...
Rattan
Vintage rattan and wicker dining room chair, included is a set of four chairs. Each chair features a woven wicker seat and back seat with large free-form bent arms. Cushions made to...
Paul Frankl Geometric Back Rattan Dining Chair, Set of Three
Paul Frankl Geometric Back Rattan Dining Chair, Se...
Rattan
Vintage "T Back" rattan dining room chair, included is a set of three chairs. Each chair features a zigzag seat back with stick rattan seat. Cushions made to order included. The cush...
Restored Child's Paul Frankl Square Pretzel Rattan Lounge Chair
Restored Child's Paul Frankl Square Pretzel Rattan...
Paul Frankl
Rattan
Child size Paul Frankl lounge chair, this chair features six-strand square pretzel arms with a Classic stacked base. Restored to new for you. All rattan, bamboo and wicker furniture h...
Mid-Century Swoop Armchair Stick Rattan, Set of four
Mid-Century Swoop Armchair Stick Rattan, Set of fo...
Wicker, Rattan
Vintage stick rattan swoop dining room chair, set of four. Each chair features a stick rattan seat and unique swoop arm design. Cushions made to order included. The cushions pictured ...
Midcentury Bent "Loop" Rattan Dining Side Chair with Pink Seat, Set of Four
Midcentury Bent "Loop" Rattan Dining Side Chair wi...
Rattan
Vintage bent "Loop" rattan dining room side chair with a multicolored pink seat, included is a set of four chairs. Each chair features a three strand rattan seat back with a mahogany se...
Mid-century Rattan Dining Side Chair with "Hour Glass" Back, Set of Four
Mid-century Rattan Dining Side Chair with "Hour Gl...
Rattan
Vintage rattan dining room side chair with "Hour Glass" back, included is a set of four chairs. Each chair features a three pole rattan "Hour Glass" back seat back with original bark cl...
Midcentury Rattan Dining Side Chair with Stick Rattan Seat, Set of Six
Midcentury Rattan Dining Side Chair with Stick Rat...
Rattan
Vintage rattan dining room side chair with a stick rattan seat, included is a set of six chairs. Each chair features a pole rattan frame with a stick rattan seat. Cushions made to or...
French Art Deco Walnut Dining Chair, Set of Four
French Art Deco Walnut Dining Chair, Set of Four
Set of four French Art Deco walnut dining chairs with large decorative wood backboard and dark green coverings, France, circa 1920.