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02 March 2012
The Cherner Chair Company
The company has revived many of Norman Cherner’s most iconic and well-loved designs.
In 1999, Benjamin and Thomas, the sons of noted mid-century American furniture designer Norman Cherner, formed The Cherner Chair Company to resurrect many of their father’s designs. This was prompted by the countless requests from architects and designers to make them available once more outside the confines of galleries, museums and the homes of a few fortunate collectors.
The shapely series of chairs from 1958 are some Norman Cherner’s most recognised work, and the demand for them has been particularly spirited!
Norman Cherner's moulded plywood armchair (1958) and Benjamin's round table (2003).
Apart from the reissues, The Cherner Chair Company also produces new furniture by Benjamin Cherner such as the round table (above), which was designed to complement the seating.
Side chair (1958)
Great care has been taken to ensure that the designs remain true to the original. The company utilises Norman Cherner’s actual drawings and specifications, and produces the pieces with the same attention to detail found in the original handmade classics.
Wood base stool (1958)
It’s worth noting that although best known for his furniture pieces, Norman Cherner’s portfolio spans virtually all aspects of design, from graphics to glassware to lighting. He is also recognised for his pioneering work in low-cost prefabricated housing.
Cherner designs will be available in Singapore at the end of March at Pomelo Home.