Airest 'Bahama' Chair & Ottoman

Early New Zealand Modernism at its finest.

Early 1950s
Chair W 75cm, D 110cm, H 79cm, Seat H 36cm | Ottoman W 54cm, D 44cm, H 35cm




The super rare Airest 'No6' armchair (affectionately known as the 'Bahama Chair') is an early pan pacific masterpiece. Out-swept legs elevate a curvaceous, highly organic body to create one of the most memorable local offerings.

The design is a local tribute to the lavish curves and sculptural forms of early organic modernism, most notably that of pioneering design Vladimir Kagan. It is a dangerously comfortable offering so proceed with caution - once you sit back and kick up those feet you'll find it hard to leave.

/ This chair is one of only 8 we have seen in the last 10 years – so yes, it's very rare.

/ We are constantly rotating our stock and not all items are on display at once. Please email us if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.


Materials: Beautifully crafted from beech and moulded plywood

Wood Finish: In good original condition with new finish applied

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

Upholstery: Existing upholstery in excellent condition

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