Ernst Plischke Armchair

This refined Ernst Plischke chair was the height of sophisticated modern design in 1940s New Zealand.

Maker
Zealandia Chair Co | New Zealand
Date
1948


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Description

World renowned Austrian architect Ernst Plishke immigrated to New Zealand in the 1930s. He played a pivotal role in introducing the emerging International Modernist style of his homeland to the conservative New Zealand public.

Plishke also designed furniture, often to furnish his client's houses. This rare, deep seated rimu armchair is an early modern masterpiece. It is featured in numerous design publications of the late 1940s and was retailed by the much lauded Helen Hitchings Gallery in Wellington.

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from solid rimu

Wood Finish: Full professional restoration

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid

Note: The chair was damaged at some stage and a split to the right back strut has been professionally repaired

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Meridian Bansia / Basalt designer fabric from James Dunlop

Cushions: The chair retains its original spring base cushion and feather backrest cushion

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