John Crichton Egg Chair

An inspired 1950's design for the modern home.

Date
1950s
Size
H 140cm, W 69cm, D 60cm


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Description

During the 1950's a locally inspired form of modernism emerged in New Zealand - Pan Pacific modernism. At the forefront of this new direction in interior design was John Crichton.

Crichton's work was prolific during the 1950s and 60s. He worked with local craftspeople to produce designs to his specification using locally sourced materials. Crichton also employed members of the Blind Institute to weave the cane on his woven chairs.

A number of cane and wrought iron furniture designs were produced by Crichton - his most iconic is the 'Java Chair'. Crichton's furniture was rarely signed but this superb cane and wrought iron egg chair is commonly attributed to him.

There are two examples of this chair in high end salon 'Lucy and the Powder Room'.

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from woven cane and wrought iron

Cane: Good original condition with some small areas of wear and age related damage. These do not structurally affect the piece or detract from the overall condition

Wrought iron: Good original condition

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