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