Offered by: Object Refinery
652 Glenbrook Road • Building 3 Suite 311 Stamford, CT 06906 , United States Call Seller 203.340.1076


Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller Paldao Dining Chairs in Mohair, Set of 6

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  • Description
    Gilbert Rohde’s work for Herman Miller transcended the divide of surrealist art and home furnishings. A native New Yorker, Rohde studied art after his secondary education at Stuyvesant High School. His education in the arts served as a foundation for his later work in furniture. Frequent trips to Europe in the 1920’s introduced Rohde to the then-popular design movements such as the Bauhaus School, Streamline Art-Deco, and most importantly Surrealism. Rohde was one of the first to pair modern day materials with extravagant exotic woods such as Filipino Paldao, for which his most notable collection “The Paldao Group” for Herman Miller was named. We acquired these elegant dining chairs along with several other Paldao pieces from their original owner.

    Each of these Paldao Dining Chairs have been thoroughly restored by our team. New upholstery was executed which includes new fabric as well new foam interiors. We selected a handsome Angora Mohair in the color Sand which nicely complements the newly refinished walnut frames. All restoration was conducted in line with Rohde’s original design intentions; delicate and timeless. This Rohde design is particularly hard to find and we think these chairs are the epitome of the design bridge from Art-Deco to Mid-Century Modern. The set is a perfect match to the rest of our Paldao Collection of pieces comprising of a Sideboard, Cabinet, and Dining Table (see our other listings for more information). They are also of course elegant in their own right and would be perfect additions to any inspired home.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Angora Mohair & Walnut
    Condition: Good. New restoration by Object Refinery. Minor wear may still be present consistent with age and history
    Number of Pieces: 6-7
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Art Deco, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 682589
  • Dimensions
    W. 19 in; H. 33 in; D. 21 in;
    W. 48.26 cm; H. 83.82 cm; D. 53.34 cm;
    Seat H. 19.5 in;
    Seat H. 49.53 cm;
Message from Seller:

Stories exist in many forms, we see them in objects. The aesthetic of those before us is passed down through their surviving creations. These are the objects we search for; to preserve, refine, & continue the story. Object Refinery combines design obsession, fine craftsmanship, and a love for history in our worldwide search for objects. Based in Connecticut, USA; we partner with a network of local artisans to restore and refine our findings before passing them on to the next collector.

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