Pair of Howard Keith 'Bambino' Chairs for Jon Jansen

A sleek number from one of the UK's most regarded furniture makers.

Howard Keith | United Kingdom
W 65cm, D76 cm, H 89cm | Seat H 40cm




During the 1950's the groundbreaking furniture store Jon Jansen was paving the way for contemporary design in New Zealand. To ensure a reputation at the cutting edge, the store stocked a range of international pieces from some of the most progressive furniture makers.

This offering from British furniture maker Howard Keith perfectly captures the progressive postwar aesthetic. With its refined organic curves in vibrant mahogany and elegant lightness of form this stunning armchair was quickly embraced by style conscious New Zealanders.

The use of mahogany in the show-wood arms and legs suggests these chairs were produced under licence in New Zealand by the Jon Jansen workshop rather than imported from the UK.

/ Price is for both chairs
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Materials: The feet and arms are beautifully crafted from solid mahogany

Wood Finish: Full professional restoration

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

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Durango 'Night' designer fabric from James Dunlop, Composition: 100% PL. Do not bleach / Do not tumble dry / Drip dry in shade / Drycleaning Gentle cycle / Low iron max 110C / Machine wash cool gentle cycle

Foam: New high quality upholstery foam

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