Offered by: Thistlethwaite Americana
33195 Millville Road Upperville, VA 20184 , United States Call Seller 270.404.1558



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  • Description
    Lawrence, Massachusetts
    Circa 1960
    31 1/2″ H x 16 3/4″ W x 21″ D

    A pioneer in molded plywood, Norman Cherner was a master of wood. Nowhere is Cherner’s mastery more apparent than his namesake chair, the Cherner chair. Also known as the Pretzel Chair (thanks to its swooping arms that connect to an hourglass-shaped seat), the Cherner chair was originally created for Plycraft in 1958. Unfortunately, Cherner didn’t get the royalties for his famous design until 1961 when he sued Plycraft over naming rights. In the aftermath, the Cherner chair was spotted only in museums or collectors’ homes for decades. All of this changed, however, after Norman Cherner’s children opted to relaunch his designs in recent years. An immediate sensation, the Cherner chair has since become an iconic mark of class and style.

    WHY WE LOVE THEM: These chairs are truly iconic for mid century design. You can place them anywhere and they stand on their own. Also, we love these chairs have the original Plycraft stickers on the bottom.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1950-1979
    Creation Date: 1960
    Styles / Movements: Mid Century, Modern
    Incollect Reference #: 494495
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.75 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 21 in;
    W. 42.55 cm; H. 80.01 cm; D. 53.34 cm;
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