Pair of Rare Post-War British 'Tecta' Armchairs

A standout example of early British modernist design.

The Packet Furniture Co. | UK
G.A Jenkins | UK
W 57cm, D 65cm, H 87cm | Seat H 38.5cm




The progressive and highly celebrated 'Tecta' range of furniture from The Packet Furniture Co. marks a high point in post-war British design. The design is utilitarian and understated yet possesses a refined elegance. The use of steam bent plywood in the frame gives the arms a memorable ribbon like lightness which also allowed mass production at a cost that was affordable during the post-war rebuilding of the country.

This 1948 design by G.A Jenkins builds on an earlier version by world-renown architect Eric Lyons in 1946. Jenkins' version features a much more curvaceous frame and possesses an enthusiasm and optimism not evident in the earlier more austere version. It's a rare and memorable example of post-war design that is also very comfortable and bound to make a statement in any contemporary home today.

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Materials: Beautifully crafted from pressed plywood

Restoration: Full professional restoration

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Brooklyn 'Atlantic' designer fabric from James Dunlop RRP $99.95 per metre. Composition: 67% VI, 17% CO, 16% LI. Care: Do not bleach / Do not tumble dry / Do not wash / Drycleaning Gentle cycle / Low iron max 110C / Warning: Iron reverse side use barrier cloth

Foam: Luxurious new upholstery grade foam has a 10 year guarantee

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