Most folks probably don’t know that Geroge Mulhauser designed the knockoff of the Eames Lounge for Plycraft that outsold the original by at least ten to one, (it was larger, more comfortable, and cost considerably less), and even those who are aware of this may not know that Mulhauser, a gifted designer, created some of the most beautiful formed plywood chairs I’ve ever seen. Here is a model that differs considerably from his better-known “Mister Chair” with the swivel star base
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This is one of the most beautiful formed plywood shell chairs I’ve ever seen.
I wish Fritz Hansen would bring out a new edition of them.
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The Cherner family has issued lots of variations on the original chairs their father designed, including some matching tables, which I don’t get all that excited about.
I do like this re-imagining of the originals as bar stools, though. Maintains the weird, insectile vibes of the originals.
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That chair in the upper right corner of the room?
It’s a Plycraft Lounge by George Mulhauser. You don’t see those in the wild all that much, but it is a great chair. I’ve seen them in local shops in excellent condition for under $1000. I find them far more comfortable than the Eames lounge.
Mulhauser also did the ubiquitous knockoff of the Eames lounge, of which I have two in my living room. Also more comfortable than the original. And probably outsold the Eames version ten to one back in the day.
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Yes, these would look very nice in your MCM office, but they would also look just fine in your living room.
Almost all of Nelson’s stuff has this “go anywhere” quality.
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Why, yes, I believe I’ve mentioned I have one exactly like this one?
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I’ve always liked Bruer’s “Bauhaus” chairs. Especially because, unlike a lot of iconic MCM design, these actually are more comfortable than they look.
I have one in the master bedroom….
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Very cool, no?
Makes you just want to sit down, relax, and put your feet up….
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I like this mix of a Jacobsen Bird Chair with a pair of Saarinen Womb Chairs. The combination underlines the similarity of design philosophies that marked the iconic creators of the period.
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You know how to get my attention, right? Just pile up a bunch of Eames chairs on or around something, preferably an Eames table. That will do it every time.
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These particular Saarinen chairs don’t especially stir my blood, but they do actually look pretty good in this vignette, don’t they?
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Mathieu Matégot, “Papillon Chair,” c.1950
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Just as Charles and Ray Eames are inextricably associated with moulded plywood, and Vernor Panton with brightly colored plastic, the late French-Hungarian designer Mathieu Matégot appropriated perforated metal as his signature material in the mid-century.
I’ve seen just one of these babies in the wild, and it was ridiculously expensive. If you ever run across one at a garage sale, grab it!
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An absolutely spectacular vignette of a herd of upholstered Platner chairs, don’t you think?
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Oddly enough, I’ve never owned a Cherner chair.
I want to, though.
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Check out those Cherner chairs just kind of stuck in there. Aren’t they great?
Vintage, Original Milo Baughman Chrome Rocking Chair & Ottoman Stool | Used Mid-Century Modern Furniture Auctions
Baughman did a lot of interesting stuff, but I’m going to hazard a guess that this particular piece looks a lot better than it “sits.”