This memorable, well crafted pair of armchairs from local producer Morgan is a classic example of mid-century New Zealand design.
The crisp arrow-like armrests are sharp and aerodynamic, yet designed ergonomically to perfectly fit the contours of the arm. The sculpted mahogany frame not only looks stunning but gives the armchairs a lightness of form that is rarely matched.
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.
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished
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.
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.
Pair of Sharp NZ Made 'Vigo' Armchairs by Morgan
Note: We showcase a curated edit from the Mr. Bigglesworthy catalogue. Please contact us to view specific items.
Things began in the early 1940s when Jack Morgan, a trained joiner and upholsterer, decided to step out and open his own store. He found a small shop at 315 Victoria Street West in Auckland and early in June 1944 the firm of JD Morgan opened its doors.
The small furniture company quickly expanded and by 1950 it included Jack's brother George. Further expansion meant a 2000 sq/f disused stable was purchased in Northcote which was then a semi rural suburb of Auckland. (Originally the building was used to stable horses for pulling trams to the North Shore ferries).
By the 1960s, local tastes had veered towards the clean lines of the Scandinavian style. Morgan Furniture catered to this market with designs based on international pieces. It offered enduring style, quality construction and the use of radiant Sapele Mahogany timber.