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Iconic Mid-Century Lounge Chairs

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System 1-2-3 Lounge Chair

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Panton spent three years developing his System 1-2-3 series (1973), which has been
rescued from the Panton Estate archives and brought back into production. The 1-2-3
name originally referred to the fact that there were three ways to get it, from a
chair without padding to a deluxe, tufted version.

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Eames Lounge Chair

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We all know this one. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller
furniture company. They are officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671)
and were released in 1956 after years of development by designers. It was the first
chair the Eameses designed for a high-end market. Examples of these furnishings are
part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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George Mulhauser Lounge Chair

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Besides producing a heckuva lotta Eames Lounge knockoffs, Plycraft also made a very
special lounge of their own, designed by George Mulhauser in the mid-’50s. George C.
Mulhauser, Jr. and his creations sit comfortably among the ranks of the greatest and
most innovative mid-century modern furniture practitioners and designs.

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Jacobsen Egg Chair

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The Egg is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel.
The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong
foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen strove to
find the shell’s perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage.

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Warren Platner Lounge Chair

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Produced by Knoll International, with the aid of a grant from the Graham Foundation,
Platner unveiled his seminal collection of chairs, ottomans and tables in 1966. Each
piece rested on a sculptural base of nickel-plated steel rods resembling a “shiny
sheaf of wheat”. These Lounge chairs were one of those. Production was complicated.
The sculptural bases were made of hundreds of rods, and for some chairs,
required more than 1,000 welds.

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These Chairs are all in continuous production since their introduction, highlighting
the ever-growing interest by collectors of mid-century modern design.

Platner outlined the definition of a ‘classic’ as being, “something that every time
you look at it, you accept it as it is and you see no way of improving it”.

 

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