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Cherner Wood Leg Stool

by Norman Cherner, from Cherner

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cherner wood leg stool

Design Norman Cherner, 1958
Laminated molded plywood
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 stool utilizes a molded plywood beech core seat with a unique construction of laminated plywood in graduated thickness with face veneers in beech or walnut. The seat and back are designed using a single shell connected by a slim and sturdy throat with slender laminated legs. Each chair is manufactured from the original drawings, molds and specifications by Cherner Chair, a Cherner family company headed by the designer's sons.

The "classic stained walnut" option have a stain applied to both the beech core and the walnut face veneer which gives the product a uniform walnut color (very little contrast in color between the beech core and the walnut veneer). The "natural clear stained walnut" option have only a clear finish applied, which emphasizes the contrast between the exposed beech core and walnut face veneer.

counter height: 18" w | 21" d | 38.5" h | seat: 25" h
bar height: 18" w | 21" d | 42.5" h | seat: 29" h
assembly required

$949.00 + free shipping
(Usually ships in 6 weeks)
Norman Cherner

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.


cherner wood leg stool

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The Most Stunning Bar Stool One Could Ever Imagine
Michael, more than a month ago.
Absolutely GORGEOUS! These will fit in anywhere. Anyplace. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are beyond what I was expecting. Thank you!!!
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tad, more than a month ago.
I spent a lot of time looking for a kitchen counter chair and was well rewarded with this chair . The copies do not have the quality of workmanship and other chairs were not comfortable . As an owner of Eames' and Saarinen's chairs , Cherner's is as beautiful and I can sit for a long time without knowing that I am sitting
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