Modern to Post Modern Henry Massonnet Red Plastic Stacking Chairs Set of 4

$1,295

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DESIGNER

STYLE / PERIOD

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MATERIALS

Molded Plastic

PRIMARY COLOR

DATE: Circa

1970s

ABOUT

The only thing cooler than a bright red chair is…. FOUR bright red chairs!!! And these aren’t just ANY red chairs… This is a modern to post-modern set of 4 red plastic stacking chairs by French designer Henry Massonnet! The signature is on the lower back of each seat, and they are AWESOME!!! These chairs are a fabulous demonstration of his work as they represent a space age influenced design which he engineered toward industrial efficiency. These bright red beauties are going to look great out on your patio, in your sunroom, out by the pool, or on your deck BUT, they would be equally as wonderful as extra seating in your living or dining area. They would be fabulous used as chairs around your game table or accent chairs in any room, of any style. And they conveniently stack! So, it’s simple and space conserving if you want to store them away when your guests leave.

Henry Massonnet, born January 6, 1922, in Oyonnax, France, was a famous French designer. He is particularly known for being the designer of the “Tam Tam” stool in 1981. He was Mayor of Mornay, and he was also a great collector of art. In 1948, he took over the family business called “Stamp” and he designed a new plastic molding process. He was a French engineer and entrepreneur and his company had about 340 employees. He designed the “Fauteuil 300” chair, defining style for a particular type of chair: the affordable Monobloc, which is injection molded as a single piece in a single step. Massonnet’s aim was to develop an all-plastic, easily stackable, weatherproof, durable, and affordable chair. The model was produced at Massonnet’s own company STAMP. By improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process, he was able to reduce the duration of the entire production cycle to less than two minutes. Typologically, the design can be traced back to the sheet steel chairs of Joseph Mathieu from the early 1920s, which already featured the typical inverted legs. Another predecessor is Helmut Bätzner’s 1966 Bofinger Chair the production method of which, however, was more complex. Massonnet died in Bourg-en-Bresse, December 27, 2005.

Oooooh la la, we LOVE this beautiful, bright red set of stacking chairs designed by Massonnet! If you do too, you simply MUST make them yours!!

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Gorgeous modern to post-modern set of four red plastic stacking chairs by Henry Massonnet. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are scuffs to the plastic from use but no cracks or breaks that we have detected. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1970’s

Chair Size:

  • Height – 31.5 Inches
  • Width – 15.5 Inches
  • Depth – 20.5 Inches
  • Seat Height – 15.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 15.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 15.5 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 15.5 Inches
  • Weight – 6.1 Pounds

 

Crated Size:

  • Height – 49 Inches
  • Width – 21.5 Inches
  • Depth – 26.5 Inches
  • Weight Crated – 38 Pounds

SHIPPING

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