Pair of Sharp Mid-Century NZ Armchairs by Airest

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New Zealand
1960s
W 61cm, D 8wcm, H 88cm | Seat H 43cm
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Description

These sharp Airest armchairs are a memorable example of locally crafted mid-century furniture – a must have item in any aspiring Kiwi home during the 1960s and 70s. We love the crisp armrest design with well considered curves, and a lightness of form that makes these chairs shine from every angle.

'Airest – The Furniture with a Future' was the catch phrase of the day, and they weren't kidding. These chairs are a timeless design that will stand out in any contemporary setting. Don't miss out, they not only look amazing but are very comfortable, perfect for the modern interior.

Materials
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Mahogany frame, foam and upholstery. Textile: Deluxe 'Sesame' designer fabric from James Dunlop. Composition:
Condition
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Each piece is checked and carefully hand restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Please note:
Frame refinished
Restoration
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Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Our Process:
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished
Location
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The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.

Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.

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All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.

Please enquire for delivery options.

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Pair of Sharp Mid-Century NZ Armchairs by Airest

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Note: We showcase a curated edit from the Mr. Bigglesworthy catalogue. Please contact us to view specific items.
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Airest Furniture
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Airest Furniture
New Zealand
1948 - 1987

Airest was established in 1948 by Ces Renwick. Renwick also became head of the Furniture Manufacturers Association, offering him the ability to stay on top of the latest furniture design trends. With such great credentials, the company quickly acquired a share of the market for contemporary furniture.

Airest furniture was stylish and affordable, designed for middle class suburban New Zealanders who appreciated good design. During the 1960s Airest expanded quickly with help from government import restrictions. By 1969 it had become New Zealand's largest furniture maker.

During the 1960s Airest secured licenses to produce the suite of highly successful designs from Australian company Parker Furniture. Parker Furniture was pitched at the top end of the market. It focused on cutting edge Scandinavian design "for those who make living an art".

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