Norman Bentwood Chair
Mid-Century Bentwood Beauty
The Norman Bentwood Chair is inspired by Norman Cherner's iconic 1958 side chair design, and preserves the quality craftsmanship, iconic shape and luxurious wood grain detail inherent to the original. The design was part of a collection that was revolutionary for its time, as it took advantage of innovative plywood molding techniques which allowed for the creation of organic free-flowing shapes in furniture construction. The series enjoyed soaring awareness and demand after Norman Rockwell's painting "The Artist at Work" (which included the chair) was featured on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1961, and has since been featured in design collections and museums all over the world.
Remaining faithful to the original design, the Norman Bentwood Chair's layered plywood frame provides natural edge detail that conveys the intricacies of the layering process itself, and can be finished in a variety of luxurious wood veneers that will either accent or complement its exposed edge. Strong yet lightweight, the Norman Bentwood Chair provides a level of durability that will truly stand the test of time.