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1970s Brass & Lucite Coffee Table Signed by Charles Hollis Jones

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Elegant coffee table by Charles Hollis Jones in Lucite and brass-plated rounded corners stamped by artist. Provenance directly from Private collection of CHJ. Charles Hollis Jones Started Metric collection designed in the 1960s. About Charles Hollis Jones: Charles Hollis Jones is an American artist and furniture designer who is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution for his pioneering use of acrylic and lucite. Born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1945, Jones moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 16 and founded CHJ Designs. At the time, acrylic and plastic were not commonly used as a material for upscale furniture and art, but Jones, seeing its potential, began creating unique pieces for some of the city’s most renowned showrooms, such as Hudson-Rissman. His work was well received by both art critics and Hollywood celebrities alike. Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Johnny Carson were among some of the first to commission Jones Tennessee Williams commissioned Jones to design a comfortable, yet modern writing chair. The result was the Wisteria chair, where the writer spent much time when at home. In the 1970s Jones crafted his award-winning Edison Lamp Using original Thomas Edison light bulbs, Jones created a unique lamp with steel and lucite to show the inner workings of Edison’s original technology. This won him the California Design 11 Competition and special recognition from the German government. His work has been featured in a number of museums, including the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and the The Los Angeles Times has referred to him as a pioneer in acrylic design.”Jones resides in the Burbank area of Los Angeles and is still designing furniture and accessories. He is active in numerous charities and often designs awards for various organizations including the sculpture for the 2008 Golden Heart Award held at the Beverly Hills Hotel to honor Clancy Imislund for his contributions to the Midnight Mission. About the Post Line The Post Line was created in the late 60’s. The first 10 pieces were originally designed for a company called Hudson Rissman. In the 70’s, Charles added several additions to the Post Line, this ended up being called the Post Trust Line. The Post Line was also recently featured in LACMA’s latest book and show: Living in a modern way. This line has had many influences including the double wedding band quilt, as well as the concept of wanting to use a simple structure like a post, but also wanting to make it so sophisticated that it wouldn’t be easily reproduced. The original Post Arm Chair was made for the Bishop of Saint George’s Episcopal Church in California.

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Charles Hollis Jones

The now omnipresent design use of acrylic and Lucite owes much of its enduring popularity to seasoned creative Charles Hollis Jones. Nicknamed “Mr. Lucite,” the California-based furniture designer and artist made his reputation — and contributed to a lasting legacy for a material one might not immediately consider highbrow — with chairs, tables and other furnishings in the substance scientifically known as polymethyl methacrylate. But while the connecting thread through Jones’s body of work is the presence of translucent materials, his designs are anything but one-note.The son of an Indiana carpenter, Jones has always been fascinated with structure and reinventing expected ones in new ways. He began working with furniture manufacturers while still a teenager and came to prominence in the 1960s and ’70s, researching and experimenting with techniques to shape acrylic into unconventional forms. “If I design a T-A-B-L-E without thinking of the name, then I can pretend I’ve never seen one,” he told PIN-UP magazine. His design combinations run the gamut from Lucite, brass and glass on elegant dining tables to more unusual applications of Lucite as legs for upholstered sofas and frames for Tibetan fur chairs.Jones’s work is as varied as his client list, which has included Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone and the Kardashians. For Tennessee Williams, he created a writing chair called the Wisteria chair. Jones also collaborated several times with modernist architect John Lautner, designing furniture that seemed to disappear into its surroundings.He resides in Los Angeles, where he still designs today.Find a range of new and vintage Charles Hollis Jones furniture on 1stdibs.
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