Rare 1970s American Craft Hammock Chair by William C. Leete.

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Red Oak and macramé hammock chair by artist-craftsman William C. Leete. This spectacular piece, which doubles as sculpture, is approximately six feet long and three feet high. The curved pieces are laminated, which was an extremely labor-intensive process, and was intended to provide both flexibility and strength. The last image provided here is a page from Creating Modern Furniture by Dona Z. Meilach, in which an almost identical piece to this one is featured, along with an illustration of part of the process for creating the springy components of the chair. Two pages of this publication (pages 176-177) are dedicated to the construction of this chair.

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Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
Good. Amazing lightly-restored vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and as seen in photos..
Wear consistent with age and use
37.5 in. H x 74 in. W x 74 in. D
95 cm H x 188 cm W x 188 cm D
Seat Height
21 in. (53 cm)
Dealer Location
Hollywood, CA
Number of Items
Reference Number
Thomas Hayes Studio
6162 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood CA 90038
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Hollywood, CA
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