Pair of Grant Featherston B210 Contour Chairs

Sit back, relax and enjoy these coveted Featherston armchairs.

Maker
Central Upholstery Ltd | New Zealand
Date
1953
Size
W 74cm, D 73cm, H 82.5cm | Seat H 42cm


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Description

Grant Featherston's Contour chairs, produced 1951–1954, are considered the holy grail of Australasian mid-century design. The unique contoured form perfectly combined the often stark modernist aesthetic with an organic elegance inspired by nature. Featherston's design forged a new direction in mid-century furniture and continues to inspire today.

The B210 armchair is a rare offering from the Contour series. The design features a beautifully sculpted plywood seat base raised on out-swept telescopic legs. The organic curves are supportive and strong yet slightly flex under weight. This is a chair to fall in love with and is guaranteed to turn heads.

The Contour series was produced locally under licence in New Zealand by Central Upholstery. The chairs were sold through upmarket boutiques and department stores such as Maples on K Road and Ballantynes in Christchurch.

NOTE: Price is for both armchairs.

Condition

Materials: Wood is beautifully crafted from solid oak and moulded plywood

Wood Finish: In excellent original condition with new finish applied

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Momentum 'Speed' designer fabric from Textilia. Composition: 100% PL. Care: Protect from direct sunlight / Vacuum regularly
/ Professional cleaning recommended / Do not use dishwashing or laundry detergent / Dry in shade away from direct heat and sunlight / Allow to dry thoroughly before re-use / OR Clean using an on- site cleaning machine (P) / Treat spills and stains as soon as possible / Gently scrape any soil or mop any liquid from the surface of the fabric / Do not scrub / Apply proprietary cleaning agents strictly according to instructions / Remove the residue of the spill / Do not saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning iquids / May be spot cleaned with dry-cleaning solvent

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