Designed by Gerald Summers (1899 - 1967)
'Makers of Simple Furniture' 1932-1940
Made from a Single Sheet of Cut and Bent Birch Ply
In 1932 Summers and his wife Marjorie Amy Butcher started "Makers of Simple Furniture" and began to experiment with free-form designs and malleable materials. Summers specialised in airplane plywood which resulted in some of the most innovative designs of the period. This seminal work of 1933-34 took advantage of the wood's flexibility creating this seamless seat which is considered to be a Modernist Masterpiece.
|Location of Origin: England|
|Medium/Materials: Birch Ply|
|Dimensions: h 78 cm w 60.5 cm l 86.5 cm (30.75 x 24 x 34.25 in)|
|Primary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Antique Furniture : Seating, Chairs|
|Bibliography: 1000 Chairs, Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Cologne 2000 p.232100 Masterpieces, Vitra Design MuseumDesign for Today 1934|
Exhibitions: Museum of Modern Art, New YorkVitra Design MuseumPhoenix Art Museum
|Provenance: English Private Collection since 1970|
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