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Pair of Lewis Butler for Knoll 655 Walnut and Cream Wool Lounge Chairs

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Pair of Lewis Butler for Knoll open arm longe chairs. Frames are a nicely grained walnut wood. The seats and back cushions are upholstered in an older textured pattern wool. The upholstery itself is in decent shape but the cushions have gone stiff. They will need to be replaced. If it were me I would have them reupholstered with new foam. Then once we’ve restored the frames, which we do at no charge, these will be quite impressive chairs. They aren’t bad as they sit but we can make them great. Here is a little bit about Lewis Butler; "Lewis Butler was one of the first designers who came to Knoll specifically to work for the Planning Unit — Florence Knoll’s revolutionary design consultancy devoted to office interiors. In 1950 he became a senior designer and assistant to Florence Knoll. He later recalled that “[Florence] would do the rough outline, and I would develop it and refine it further. I became an extension.” When Florence left the company in 1965, Butler became head of the Planning Unit."
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31 in (78.74 cm)Width: 25 in (63.5 cm)Depth: 31 in (78.74 cm)Seat Height: 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Unrestored as they sit. We will restore the frames at the customers wishes. Foam has gone hard. Upholstery is ok but if it were me I’d have them updated with new foam and upholstery. Solid and sturdy.
  • Seller Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU841937953132
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