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Arthur Collani Plywood "Modern" Chair

$3,250

About the Item

Three-legged "Modern" chair in cut Douglas Fir plywood. A home construction project, based on a pattern by Arthur Collani, whose designs appeared in Home Craftsman Magazine in the early 1950s. Readers were provided with schematic drawings, written instructions, and pictures of the finished product. This organic design chair, with its biomorphic mien and Frank use of materials, captures the spirit of the early postwar do-it-yourself movement that helped increase awareness of modernist "Good Design" in America. A relatively rough-hewn and humble example of what was one of the most striking DIY forms of the time.
  • Creator:
    Arthur Collani (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29.25 in (74.3 cm)Width: 18 in (45.72 cm)Depth: 20.5 in (52.07 cm)Seat Height: 15.25 in (38.74 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1952
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Good structural condition with wear and tear consistent with age and use, minor areas of chipping and splitting to plywood.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU828521303222

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