There’s nothing standard about this reissue. With its gestural lines, the Cherner Chair comes as close to the pure Platonic ideal of chair as you can get. The chair was designed in 1958 by the Bauhaus-trained Norman Cherner, a pioneer in molded plywood. His passion for affordable furniture (and prebuilt homes) resulted in his now-iconic seating for Plycraft. At the behest of architects and designers, Cherner’s sons Benjamin and Thomas formed The Cherner Chair Company, and re-released the armchair In 2009.
Following their father’s original drawings and molds, the armchair today is crafted from the same plywood and bentwood materials as its progenitor. Cherner’s design integrity lives on in a new line of furniture and lighting, with a commitment to sustainability expressed in all they do: from wood sourcing to choice of water-based stains and clear coats. All components of Cherner Chair products are replaceable.
We can see Cherner’s midcentury DNA stamped on the Multiflex line of handmade, all-plywood casegoods. The credenzas, dressers, and office cabinets inherited the essential lines and functional detail that made the Cherner Chair a symbol of modernism. Made in the USA.
The pieces are hand-crafted from laminated, molded plywood and American Walnut veneer sourced from sustainably farmed forests. Finished back panel adds design functionality. Unique features — the molded plywood pulls on doors and drawers, the mitred joinery expressed in the exposed and profiled multi-ply edges – speak to the Cherner obsession with quality and detail.
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