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William Pahlmann Thebes Chairs with Snake Fabric, circa 1964

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To understand these William Pahlmann Thebes chairs with Schumacher Giove fabric and their significance, a bit of background and context is in order. Described as a "Design Legend" by Achitectural Digest and celebrated by several other noteworthy publications like the New York Times, William Pahlmann pioneered an eclectic style that dominated the 1950s. When other designers were either modern or traditional, Pahlman went outside the lines. A true artist, he mixed several styles effortlessly and produced an eclectic midcentury style not before seen nor done so exquisitely well. His style ran the gamut from "daredevil" to "lighthearted luxury" to "extravagant and sometimes outrageous". He mixed antiquities from various cultures with striking modern pieces, and this appealed to many that sought to add parts of themselves - their likes, travel acquisitions, family portraits - alongside fresh modern pieces that dominated the 1950s and decades beyond. His projects included the home of CBS founder William S. Paley, and 5th Avenue commercial spaces like Tiffany's and Lord & Taylor. Contemporaries included the likes of Robsjohn T. H. Gibbings & Edward Wormley. . It is ironic that in present day, Eclecticism has made such a strong comeback and become an outlet for interior designers to showcase talent unbound by the rigidity and monotony of one particular style. Now on to these rare gems. These Thebes chairs designed by Pahlmann showcase all of that. The low profile and clean midcentury lines are simple but stately. Egyptian feet are a nod to a style thousands of years old, first enjoyed by Pharaohs. A comfortable wide seat and back cushion are the canvas for Pahlmann's creative outlet. In that spirit, our Creative Director selected a Schumacher Giove fabric that feature a slew of intertwining snakes. The back cushion is reversible and offer two patterns to showcase. The back cushion is also removable and reveal a cane back, perfect for warmer climates. A true and rare example of William Pahlman's vision and style. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View All From Seller" or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory.
  • Creator:
    William Pahlmann (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29 in (73.66 cm)Width: 24 in (60.96 cm)Depth: 30 in (76.2 cm)Seat Height: 15.5 in (39.37 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1964
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4235117945792
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