Drexel Declaration Molded Plywood & Faux Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall

$3,995

Additional information

MAKER

LINE/COLLECTION

Declaration

DESIGNER

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STYLE / PERIOD

MATERIALS

Molded Plywood, Faux Leather

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

DATE: Circa

1960-1969

ABOUT

WHOA!! Hold Everything!!! Take another look at this WONDERFUL Drexel Declaration molded plywood and black faux leather lounge chair and ottoman by renowned designers Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall!!! Absolutely Awesome!!! It features an ergonomically designed seat with faux leather cushions, an eye-catching large keyhole design on the back of the chair, flared faux leather armrests, and a fabulous five prong base. Talk about splendid style AND unmatchable comfort!! This is exactly what you need in front of the television in your mid-century modern style living room, home office or den, your sitting room next to a gorgeous floor lamp, or in the corner of your bedroom. Of course, it’s versatile enough to blend in with many design styles. Actually, the only problem you may have with this fantastic lounge chair and ottoman is once you sit down, lay back, put your feet up, and grab your favorite book… you’re not going to want to get back up! You may not get as much work done, but you are going to relax in iconic Drexel Declaration style!!!

Kipp Stewart, a celebrated American designer, born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania did not lead a charmed childhood. Sent to California to live with distant relatives at a young age, you could call him a self-made man. His furniture designing fate was sealed at 15 when hitchhiking to school he passed a storefront shop and studio on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles with pencil industrial drawings in the windows and fell in love with them. Kipp worked hard, turning down a track and field scholarship at USC and instead enrolled at Chouinard Art Institute in the late 1940s. Again, he worked very hard days and nights becoming a renowned artist, architect, and award-winning designer. He currently resides in Carmel, California and is still painting.

Alexander Stewart Orton MacDougall was born in the late 1920s in Pasadena and grew up in a Green and Green house which he credits for his fascination and love of design. Judged early with a learning disability which he obviously overcame, Stewart attended Chouinard Art Institute after a short time in the Navy. He then went to work for Victor Gruen and Associates where he met his mentor Rudolf Baumfeld who had studied under Le Corbusier. With this association, his design and artistry paths were sealed. Striving always for simple lines without fussiness. It is clearly apparent throughout his work whether in furniture, boats, golf clubs, or sculpture. He currently splits his time between Montecito, California, and Nantucket with his wife of many, many years and lifetime muse, still working on projects each day.

Drexel Furniture Company was founded in 1903 in Drexel, North Carolina by six businessmen for a total investment of $14,000.00. Sam Huffman, one of the initial founders, managed the enterprise until his death in 1935 when his son, Robert O. Huffman took the helm. By 1950 under the younger Huffman’s leadership Drexel had grown from a small factory to a leader in furniture manufacturing. They acquired other furniture companies along the way and by the late 1950s employed 2300 workers. The 1960s had them adding industrial and hospitality furniture to their lines. In 1968 they were purchased, and Drexel Enterprises became Drexel Heritage Furnishings, Inc. They continued to add to their styles and lines and were sold again and then in 1986 became part of Masco Corporation one of the country’s largest furniture manufacturers. They are now based in High Point, NC and operate ten factories in North Carolina and one in South Carolina and are one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world.

This is an iconic set of Mid-Century Modern furniture by renowned designers Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall…. and should definitely be yours.

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Stunning Drexel Declaration molded plywood and black faux leather lounge chair and ottoman by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are a few age-appropriate nicks, dings, and wear but nothing that detracts from their over-all beauty. Including nicks in the vinyl on arms and scratches in the wood. The chair base has been rebuilt and the glides on the base & ottoman have been replaced. The chair edging has been painted black. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1960-1969.

Chair:

  • Height – 36 Inches
  • Width – 34 Inches
  • Depth – 38 Inches
  • Seat Height – 17 Inches
  • Arm Height – 24 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 20 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 22 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 23 Inches
  • Weight – 51.2 Pounds

Ottoman:

  • Height – 16 Inches
  • Depth – 25 Inches
  • Width – 23 Inches
  • Weight – 19.15 Pounds

Boxed/Crated Size:

  • Height – 48 Inches
  • Width – 40 Inches
  • Depth – 44 Inches
  • Boxed Weight – 100 Pounds
  • Crated Weight – 200 Pounds

SHIPPING

We ask that the buyer cover freight.



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


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Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule