Four Graphic Garth Chester Dining Chairs

Garth Chester (1916–1968) is one of New Zealand's most important modernist furniture designers.

Date
1950s
Size
W 41cm, D 43cm, H 76.5cm | Seat H 43.5cm


$2150 NZD

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Description

Garth Chester is one of New Zealand's most celebrated industrial designers. His now iconic and highly coveted Curvesse Chair of 1944 pushed the boundaries of bent plywood and is described as "a progressive high point in local design" ('At Home – A Century of New Zealand Design' by Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins).

After a suspicious fire destroyed his factory and plywood press in the 1950s, Chester embraced the simplicity of steel. He produced a number of innovative and contemporary designs for high-end hair salons and cafes. His talent with this new medium is clear in the crisp angular frames of these very rare and desirable dining chairs.

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from moulded plywood and steel

Steel Finish: Steel frame in good used condition with age-appropriate wear

Upholstery: Crisp new vinyl, Vinout 'Oyster' designer fabric from James Dunlop. Composition: 74% PVC , 23% PL, 3% PU. Care: Do not bleach / Do not dryclean
Do not iron / Do not tumble dry / Do not wash / Warning: Sponge gently with warm water and non-alkaline soap

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