Black Fiberglass "Castle" Chair by Wendell Castle

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"Castle" chair. Black gel-coated molded fiberglass with plastic base protector.

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Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1970's
  • Period
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Good. Some surface scratches. Please contact us for a detailed condition report on this item..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    22 in. H x 44 in. W x 32 in. D
    56 cm H x 112 cm W x 81 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U1211128850237

About Wendell Castle (Designer)

Wendell Castle was an American furniture maker celebrated for his experimental creations in wood and plastic. He was one of the first to create seating, lighting and tables that resemble sculpture, otherwise known as art furniture. A founding father of the American Studio movement , Castle was known for his craftsmanship and broke new ground in the 1960s with the stack-laminate technique, which involves layering and then sanding thin sheets of wood. In the ’70s, he transitioned to using gel-coated plastic in bright colors.

Castle integrated both mediums in his designs from the 2000s, which, like his vintage pieces, are characterized by curved, biomorphic lines and whimsical undertones. Ever the innovator, he integrated computers and robots in his later production process to come up with wildly imaginative forms. Castle was working on a new body of work when he passed away in 2018 at the age of 85. Read more about Wendell Castle in Introspective magazine

About the Seller

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Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL

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