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Gerald Summers, a birch plywood easy chair, Makers of Simple Furniture, England ca 1935-40.

Gerald summers, a birch plywood easy chair, makers of simple furniture, england ca 1935-40.
Gerald summers, a birch plywood easy chair, makers of simple furniture, england ca 1935-40.
Gerald summers, a birch plywood easy chair, makers of simple furniture, england ca 1935-40.
Gerald summers, a birch plywood easy chair, makers of simple furniture, england ca 1935-40.
Gerald summers, a birch plywood easy chair, makers of simple furniture, england ca 1935-40.
Gerald summers, a birch plywood easy chair, makers of simple furniture, england ca 1935-40.

One single sheet of plywood shaped into a reclining chair.

The model was designed 1933-34 and was produced in 1935-40. Originally, the idea was that the model would fit especially well in a tropical climate, since a chair without padding was particularly suited for avoiding insects. The production of the chair, made of a single sheet of molded plywood, became expensive and, according to the prior research, only about 120 copies were produced. Alvar Aalto's plywood furniture had already come into production at a lower cost and the competition from Finland became too strong.

Slightly warped, minor veneer losses, scratches.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

100 000 - 125 000 SEK

10 235 - 12 794 EUR

Hammer price: 
260 000 SEK
Purchasing info
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Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69