Gerald Summers Makers of Simple Furniture (SOLD)
A Pair of Armchairs - Each Cut and Bent from a Single Sheet of Birch Ply
In 1932 Summers and his wife Majorie 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.
Metal labels "REGD No 791116"
h 75 cm w 61 cm l 88 cm (29.5 x 24 x 34.5 in)
Bibliography: 1000 Chairs Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Cologne 2000 p.232.
100 Masterpieces Vitra Design Museum.
Design for Today 1934
Exhibitions: Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Vitra Design Museum
Phoenix Art Museum