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Fiberglass Living Room Set by William Andrus for Steelcase, 1970s, Signed

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This rare and complete living room set by William Andrus for Steelcase includes a three-seat sofa, two club chairs, two side tables and one coffee table. Featuring its original brown leather and tan fiberglass shells, this collectors set floats on lucite bases, mirrored table tops and the original Steelcase label is found under two pieces. This design was the epitome of Space Age Modern, nothing else quite encapsulates that era more than this Steelcase set designed by William Andrus in the 1970s. Great for families with kids - there are no sharp edges, every corner is rounded. While each piece stands strong on its own - this is a design that gets better with a complete set. And finding a complete set is extremely difficult, especially with all-original color, leather and lucite such as this set. This William Andrus for Steelcase living room set would work great in a Space Age Mod, Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. MEASUREMENTS: Sofa (1): H 25" x W 84" x D 33" Seat Height: 18.5" Seat Depth: 21" Chairs (2): H 25" x W 42" x D 33" Seat Height: 18.5" Seat Depth: 21" Coffee Table (1): H 18.5" x W 35" x D 35" Side Tables (2): H 22" x W 30" x D 30" CONDITION: Very good vintage condition. Leather has light patina throughout. Fiberglass shells are in very good condition for its age and has light wear including minor scratches, scuffs and occasional light craquelure. Lucite is also in very good vintage condition with light wear. Overall these are very attractive vintage sets with original parts, original leather and original color (not repainted). Ideal for collectors.

Details

  • Creator
    Steelcase (Manufacturer),William Andrus (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Depth: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Seat Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Space Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Good vintage condition with attractive patina and age. Original leather and fiberglass color. Ideal collectors set, ready for immediate use. See description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330228068642

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Manufacturer

Steelcase

The Michigan-based furniture maker Steelcase has a long and distinguished history, but collectors focus on its works from the 1950s to the ’70s, when, along with such companies as Knoll and Herman Miller, the firm helped define the aesthetics of American mid-century modernism.

Steelcase was founded in Grand Rapids in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company, promoting steel desks and other furnishings as safer, fireproof alternatives to wooden pieces at a time when smoking in the workplace was common. Boston’s first skyscraper — the 32-story Customs House—was furnished by the company in 1915. Frank Lloyd Wright turned to the firm in 1937 to fabricate the enameled metal chairs and desks for his Johnson Wax Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin.

In the 1950s, when Steelcase formally adopted the name it still uses today, the company developed a sleek and functional style employing rectilinear chrome frames for glass-topped tables and upholstered seating pieces. The look is similar to that of the minimal, Bauhaus-inspired designs of Florence Knoll. By the 1970s, Steelcase had enlivened its styling, offering such pieces as chairs and side tables, designed by Gardner Leaver, with circular bases and curving supports. As you will see on these pages, Steelcase designs offer a perfect foundation for a modernist decor, with a touch of flair.

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