cherner arm chair - upholstered seat & back

cherner arm chair - upholstered seat & back

cherner arm chair - upholstered seat & back

Design Norman Cherner, 1958
Molded plywood, solid beech arms, upholstery
Made in the USA by The Cherner Chair Company

The Cherner family is proud to realize the reintroduction of the famed "Cherner Chair". Designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in 1958, this chair is found in design collections throughout the world, including the Vitra Design Museum. The Cherner Chair is still regarded as one of the most dramatic designs utilizing the technology of molding plywood. Like the 1958 original, the Cherner armchair utilizes a molded plywood seat with a unique construction of laminated plywood in graduated thickness. The graceful and sweeping arms are made of solid beech which gives the chair additional strength and beauty. Each chair is manufactured from the original drawings, molds and specifications by Cherner Chair, a Cherner family company headed by the designer's sons.

Cherner chairs and stools are available with upholstered seat pads. The seat pads are separate molded plywood shells padded with 3/4" of foam wrapped with fabric or leather options. The Upholstered pads are fabricated according Norman Cherner's original drawings and specifications. Chairs and stools can be ordered with a seat and back pad or the seat pad only.

The "walnut stained walnut" option has a walnut seat that has been covered with a walnut finish, which give the core and walnut veneer a uniform appearance. The "walnut-clear stain" option has a walnut seat and has been covered with a clear finish, which emphasizes the contrast between the exposed beech core and walnut face veneer.

26.5" w | 21.5" d | 31.5" h | seat: 18" h | arms: 26" h

$1,189.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Norman Cherner

Considered a pioneer in molded plywood, Norman Cherner used this method to create a line of seating for Plycraft that led to his famous Cherner Chair. Plycraft produced this chair after telling Norman that his plans had been scrapped, even taking credit for his design. The chair became even more famous after it was depicted by Norman Rockwell in the 1961 painting “The Artist At Work.” After suing the Plycraft company, Cherner received royalties, but production ceased by the 1970s. Cherner’s work was mostly relegated to galleries until his sons revived his original designs in 1999 under their newly-formed Cherner Chair Company.
Norman Cherner experimented in all aspects of design, including glassware, lighting, graphics and furniture. He was also one of the pioneering architects behind America's first pre-fabricated houses, which began to appear during the 1950’s. However, for the past 50 years, it was Cherner's molded plywood chairs that have helped make him a household name, as they have appeared in numerous different hotels, restaurants and homes around the world. In 1999, Norman’s sons Benjamin and Thomas Cherner formed the Cherner Chair Company to reissue their father’s designs. In addition to the popular molded plywood chairs, the company features new designs from Benjamin Cherner.
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