Pair of Atomic Rocket Style Armchairs by Airest

Strap in and prepare for lift-off.

W 62cm, D 83cm, H 90cm | Seat H 45cm




During the 1950's Ces Renwick of Airest looked internationally for inspiration to create furniture that would push boundaries and inspire a local Kiwi audience. For this design, Renwick was inspired by the work of groundbreaking Australian designer Fred Lowen and his recently released SC55 armchair.

The Airest interpretation of the SC55 features broad surfboard style armrests and dynamic, splayed legs. It perfectly captures the forward-focused, optimistic ethic of the of the post-war lifestyle. These super comfortable chairs are ready for any contemporary living area.

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Materials: Beautifully crafted from South Island Beech

Wood Finish: Respectful, museum level conservation by our specialist restoration team. There is a focus on preserving the character and patina of the vintage items while ensuring they will display beautifully in a contemporary interior.

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

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Bravo 'Limoges' designer fabric from James Dunlop. Composition: 100% PL. See care instructions here

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