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Henry Glass Cylindra Dining Set

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Documentation Notes Wright Auction
Henry Glass catalog
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Walnut plywood; new fabric
W. 51 in; H. 29 in; D. 51 in;
W. 129.54 cm; H. 73.66 cm; D. 129.54 cm;
Open W. 91 in;
Open W. 231.14 cm;
Condition Excellent. Refinished and reupholstered. Fine overall condition. Minor tone variation to leaves, see photos.
Creation Date circa 1966
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description Table and four chairs of walnut and walnut plywood from the Cylindra line designed by Henry Glass and produced by Richbilt Mfg, circa 1966. Born in Vienna and trained in Industrial design and architecture there, Glass emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, working briefly in Gilbert Rohde's office in New York before settling in Chicago, where he studied with Moholy-Nagy and absorbed lessons from Buckminster Fuller. His furniture designs combined expressive, curvilinear visual elements with an underlying engineering sensibility. The present table features a clover-shaped top with well-balanced three leg molded plywood chairs with pierced backs that hug the curves of the table. Two of the tapering curved plywood legs are split to accommodate two 20” leaves that compound the curves of the table top. Rare to the market, this set has been refinished and newly upholstered. Measurements are of the table closed. Each leaf measures W20” so fully open the table measures W91”. Each chair measures 18” x 18” x H31”.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 265922
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