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Cherner Chair des Norman Cherner, 1958 (made by The Cherner Chair Company)


Norman Cherner’s 1958 iconic moulded plywood chairs are found in design collections worldwide. The authentic, licensed designs are produced  in the USA by The Cherner Chair Company  (run by Norman's sons) from the original drawings and moulds. 

Seen here in lacquered natural beech. Ex-display, special price £395 (was £625) plus postage which is calculated at checkout. Dispatched from stock. Only 1 chair available. 

Dimensions: H 78cm Seat Height 45 Width 43 Depth 57cm

About Norman Cherner

Although best known for his furniture design, Norman Cherner's work included almost all aspects of design: from graphics and glassware to his pioneering work in prefabricated housing. Educated in the Bauhaus tradition of interdisciplinary design, he became interested in housing as industrial design. His first houses were built in 1948 for a cooperative housing development in Ramapo, NY.  Cherner's furniture designs include the "multi-flex" modular storage system and moulded plywood seating for Plycraft which he designed in 1958. The moulded plywood ‘Cherner Chair' became his most recognised design.

Cherner studied and taught at the Columbia University Fine Arts Department and was an instructor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At the same time he also began his own practice, embarking on a lifetime exploration of architecture and furniture design.