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4 Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Armchairs by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells

$2,995

4 Tulip Style White Fiberglass Swivel Armchairs by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells

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DESIGNER

MAKER

IN THE STYLE OF

Eero Saarinen, Knoll

STYLE / PERIOD

MATERIALS

Cast Aluminum, Fabric, Fiberglass

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

LINE/COLLECTION

Tulip Chair

DATE: Circa

1970s

ABOUT

These fabulous chairs are just what you need around your mid mod kitchen table! Or maybe for around a game table in your family room, great room, or sunroom. I can see them there. Can’t you? Although done in the style of Eero Saarinen’s tulip chairs which were produced by Knoll, this set of four were redesigned by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells, Inc. Umanoff was a skilled designer of the period with a huge following of his own. These chairs are comprised of a fiberglass armed shell seat, with Contemporary Shells’ telltale chevron or inverted V, that swivels on its cast aluminum base. They are each fitted with a bold cobalt or royal blue padded seat cushion for added comfort and pizzazz.

Arthur Umanoff (1923-1985), a Pratt and American School of Design graduate, was a fabulous and prolific mid-century modern and modern designer during the mid-late 20th century. He began his career in 1952 at The Elton Company. His designs include a wide range of décor items as well as furniture which focused for a time on fun bars and barstools and a variety of patio pieces in wrought iron and wood and laminates. Some of the companies he designed for include Shaver Howard, Washington Woodcraft, Howard Miller, Contemporary Shells, and Arleigh to name just a few. His designs are widely sought after today.

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Handsome set of four tulip style white fiberglass swivel armchairs with royal blue seat cushions designed by Arthur Umanoff for Contemporary Shells. These are era appropriate vintage chairs done in the style of Eero Saarinen for Knoll. They are in wonderful vintage condition. There is a dark stripe on the edge of the seat cushions but it is only seen when not in place. The bases do have slight age appropriate marks. Please see photos. Circa 1970s.

Chair Size:

  • Height – 28.5 Inches
  • Width – 25 Inches
  • Depth – 20 Inches
  • Seat Height – 18 Inches
  • Arm Height – 21.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 19.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 17.5 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 13 Inches
  • Weight – 19.2 Pounds Each

 

Crated Size:

  • Height – 51 Inches
  • Width – 57 Inches
  • Depth – 26 Inches
  • Weight – 200 Pounds

 

SHIPPING

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100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
FLAT RATE SHIPPING: $150
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


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