Cherner Armchair Seat/Back Upholstered Leather
The iconic molded plywood armchair by Norman Cherner is found in design collections worldwide. The Armchair elegantly combines a unique molded plywood shell of tapering thickness, a solid bentwood arm and a laminated wood base. Available in all Cherner finishes with a seat pad upholstered in either leather or fabric. The authentic licensed design is produced by The Cherner Chair Company from the original drawings and molds. Sustainably made in the U.S.A.
<p>Born in Brooklyn New York in 1920, Norman Cherner's designs are part of the iconography of mid-20th Century furniture design. He is recognised as one of the most original of a generation of designers that explored post-war technological innovations in architecture and industrial design.</p> <p>He studied and taught at the Columbia University Fine Arts department and was an instructor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1947-1949. Cherner's training in the Bauhaus tradition led to a lifelong exploration informed by the belief that all design stems from one discipline. His chairs, tables and case goods have shown an enduring popularity since their introduction nearly fifty years ago. T</p> <p>he moulded plywood Cherner Chair, designed for Plycraft in 1958, has become an icon of mid-twentieth century design and can be found in galleries and design collections worldwide, including the Vitra Museum.</p>