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Set of 6 Bent Plywood Dining Chairs by Cherner for Plycraft

$6,500per set

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Rare set of six bent plywood chairs designed by Cherner for Plycraft. This set consists of four side chairs and two armchairs. The chairs are in excellent original condition, showing only minor cosmetic wear, normal and consistent with age. One side chair has an old repair to the back, pictured. Hard to find complete existing sets like this one. Sexy stylish, sophisticated and chic set of midcentury dining chairs. Armchairs 31.5 H x 25 arm H x 17.5 seat H x 27 W x 18 inches deep. Side chairs 31.5 H x seat H 17.5 x 17 wide x 18 inches deep.

Details

  • Creator
    George Mulhauser (Designer),Plycraft (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • 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. Original, clean, ready to use. One chairs has a repair to the back, all chairs are sturdy and solid.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU978713115761

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  • Shipping

    Ships From: Cohoes, NY
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About the Designer

George Mulhauser

Reflecting on George Mulhauser’s decades-long career conjures up images of him sitting in his well-known Mr. Chair — a luxurious reclining mid-century modern lounge chair for Plycraft made from a single sheet of plywood — and thinking to himself what mark he would leave on the world of furniture design.

Mulhauser studied industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated in 1953. His early designs were quite venturesome and landed him his first design job in the Manhattan studio of architect, journalist and designer George Nelson, who was the director of design for legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer Herman Miller.

In 1955, Mulhauser designed his now-immediately recognizable Coconut chair. Angular and visually striking, this alluring lounge chair, with its sloping molded plastic shell, was something of a prelude. Soon, Mulhauser would make the acquaintance of American furniture designer Paul McCobb. Mulhauser collaborated with McCobb on concepts for molded fiberglass chairs, and McCobb’s Origami chair for Directional would become a big hit on the mid-20th century market.

Mulhauser kept busy. In his home studio, he sketched out each furniture design on paper and then translated them to handmade scale models. Mulhauser engaged his neighbors and family in trying out his sophisticated seating and gathered feedback for improvements. He designed his Mr. Chair for Plycraft — an adjustable armchair with a seat of tufted leather that yielded a series — and collaborated with many other companies throughout his career, including Directional, Singer, Overman and the Design Institute of America. He also taught furniture design at Pratt Institute, while the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts brought him on as an instructor of 3-D design.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage George Mulhauser chairs, lounge chairs and other furniture.

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