I am so excited to present this awesome pair of chaise lounge chairs! They are called the Barwa chair and were designed in 1947 by Edgar Bartolucci and John Waldheim. They are comprised of an extruded aluminum tube frame that has a slipcover of canvas which is laced up on the backside and bottom like a corset. Pure lovely simplicity of form. The frame allows for a two-position relaxation just by rocking it forward or back for feet-over-head reclining. At the time it was touted as the epitome of healthful relaxation. Considered a streamline update from Michael Thonet’s bentwood lounge chairs or Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer’s metal versions. These would, obviously, look fabulous on your patio or by the pool but I can also see them covered in a fabric that would make them work wonderfully in a living room or by a fireplace. You just need to make them yours.
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Pair Bartolucci-Waldheim Barwa Lounge Chairs Aluminum and Yellow Canvas
Exceptional pair of Barwa Lounge Chairs designed by Edgar Bartolucci and John Waldheim. Made of aluminum extruded tube with a yellow canvas sling. The aluminum is weathered from being outside for their lifetime as they were intended, and the canvas is worn but may last another season or two if you can accept the imperfections; however, a new cover can always be made. Circa 1947.
Lounge Chair Size:
- Height – 37.5 Inches
- Width – 21 Inches
- Depth – 52 Inches
- Seat Depth – 33 Inches
- Seat Height – 10 Inches
- Back Height – 31 Inches
- Weight – 9 Pounds Each
- Height – 52 Inches
- Width – 25 Inches
- Depth – 60 Inches
- Weight – 50 Pounds
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