After years of experimentation with the medium, the original Plywood Dining Chair design was introduced to the furniture market in the 1940s. This new medium (which had previously been used primarily as a building material) presented huge opportunity because it proved to be a versatile material well-suited for mass-produced designs. As a result of suburban expansion post-WWII, a generation of new homes had been built and the inspiration fueled the birth of what is now known as the mid-century style. This design proved so revolutionary that Times Magazine awarded it "Best Design of the 20th Century" in 1999.
Our Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs is based on the original design (known as the "Molded Plywood Dining Chair Wood Base" or "DCW") which debuted over half-a-century ago and it stays true to its revolutionary production techniques. Like the original, it is constructed of layered bent hardwood. Improving upon the original, it is available in various high quality, American FSC-certified wood veneers, making it an eco-friendly choice with iconic style. Its solid construction provides an unparalleled level of quality and an exceptional value for any mid-century or modern dining space. Its smooth contoured seat and back provide form-fitting support that also make the Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs a practical choice as a stylish, medium use desk chair.
Saarinen recognized the importance of comfort, a principle that was at the center of this collection. He was the first to construct a chair shell from fiberglass, a material that is not only visually appealing but flexes in response to body weight making it extremely comfortable. The Saarinen Side Chair is just one of his designs that remains popular today, proof of the staying power of his innovative work.
The Prouve Standard Chair is a high quality reproduction of Jean Prouve's original designed in 1930. This mid-century inspired chair is most well known for its aeronautic style rear legs. Combining innovative style with impressive durability, the Prouve Standard Chair works well in practically any setting.
This high quality reproduction is made of plywood and is complemented by a powder coated steel frame. Use this chair in any room of your home, at the office, or anywhere else your creativity takes you. Its look is recognizable yet distinct and sophisticated, and its quality is sure to impress.
The Norman Bentwood Chair adds a retro-inspired look to any space, offering undeniable charm and style. These chairs also work great around your dining table. The Norman Bentwood Chair is strong but lightweight making it convenient too. Its quality allows this chair to be passed down from one generation to the next.
Much of Arne Jacobsen's work remains popular today, and his Series 7 Chair is among his top selling products. This chair quickly gained popularity when originally produced in 1955 and today over 5 million have been installed in both homes and offices. It is this chair's combination of functionality, durability, and flexibility that keeps the Type A Chair a top seller today.
A large part of the reason that the Type A Chair is so popular, is that it is so versatile. The Type A Chair works great at a dining table, adding a hint of retro flair to any style table. It also works great paired with a desk, or as occasional seating in any room of your home or even at the office. The Type A Chair is one piece you can be sure will get plenty of use, and will be up to the task. Its familiar look will instantly enhance any space you choose.
The most prolific Danish designer to date, Hans Wegner has designed more than 500 different chairs. He is regarded as one of the most innovative Danish furniture designers, and credited with helping to make Danish design popular internationally.
The Hans Wegner Elbow Chair is customizable. Its solid wood frame is available in your choice of beautiful finish and its leather seat cushion is available in your choice of color. This versatile chair can be used effectively in any room of your home. Its admired look adds instant distinction to your space.
Considered one of his most well-known chairs, the Hans Wegner CH24 Wishbone Chair remains popular today. Its design is easily recognizable and makes a great addition to your home. While its look seems simple, a closer look reveals an elegantly curved back and legs. It's this attention to detail that helped this chair to become so popular. You can expect the same great quality and unparalleled attention to detail in our Wishbone Chair.
The Hans Wegner CH24 Wishbone Chair brings an admired look into your home, and is also uniquely customizable. Its solid wood frame is available in five different finishes, enabling you to choose which best matches your current furniture and décor. It is also available in your choice of a classic woven wood-cord seat, or upholstered in leather. Several types of colors of leather are available.
Hans J. Hans Wegner is regarded as one of the most innovative Danish furniture designers, and credited with helping to make Danish design popular internationally. He is also the most prolific Danish designer to date, with more than 500 different chair designs. It was with the Hans Wegner Kennedy Arm Chair that he enjoyed his greatest success.
The Hans Wegner Kennedy Arm Chair is customizable, enabling you to perfectly match your existing décor.