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Cherner Chair Company

Wooden Furniture 🇺🇸 American Design

Norman Cherner (1920-1987) is an American architect designer, who, like his compatriots Charles and Ray Eames and the Danish Arne Jacobsen, explored the many possibilities offered by the curved plywood technique developed by the Finn Alvar Aalto.

Very quickly, Norman Cherner imagined prefabricated plywood houses and furniture using this particularly economical technique compared to traditional cabinetmaking. It was in the 1950s that Norman Cherner found his aesthetic maturity in terms of furniture, notably creating this icon of 20th century design that is the Cherner chair. [read more]

Cherner Chairs and Stools

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Cherner Lounge Chairs

Created in 1958 for the Plycraft company in Lawrence, Massachusetts, these two pieces became famous in 1961 thanks to a painting by Norman Rockwell, "The Artist at Work", which made the front page of the Saturday Evening Post. Note for the anecdote that the owner of Plycraft long claimed to have designed them himself, producing them under his name until a lawsuit condemned him to pay royalties to Norman Cherner in the early 1970s.

After the death of Norman Cherner in 1987, his two sons Benjamin and Thomas founded the Cherner Chair Company in 1999 to reissue their father's furniture, which could no longer be seen except in antique dealers, museums and the salons of a few collectors. privileged. It is to Benjamin that we owe the design of the Cherner table, in 2004, coordinated with the chair and the armchair.