Outstanding vintage Steelcase stacking chairs model #1278 gold plastic Great Mid-century modern industrial look. Comprised of extruded aluminum frames and yellow gold molded plastic seat and backs. Actually they may be sunflower yellow! Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are some minor nicks & dings in the aluminum legs. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1968
A golden treasure of Steelcase chairs!!! This is a magnificent set of ten mid-century modern Industrial style Steelcase stackable model #1278 dining or office chairs. They are comprised of beautiful, extruded aluminum frames and gold molded plastic seats and backs. We are in LOVE with these!! They’re obviously attractive but, talk about durable! They are all but bulletproof! So, you don’t have to sacrifice style for durability! They will be wonderful used as dining chairs, but they would be equally as fabulous around an office or conference table. Did company show up unexpectedly? No problem! These are great for extra seating! Maybe you’re having a party or large family gathering? These are just what the party ordered! And they’re conveniently stackable! When company leaves, stack them neatly away in the storage closet.
Steelcase was founded as the Metal Office Furniture Company in 1912 by Peter M. Wege in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Metal Office Furniture Company’s first products included fireproof metal safes and four-drawer filing cabinets which Wege invented and manufactured for the Macey Company. In 1914, the company received its first product patent for “The Victor,” a fireproof steel wastebasket. The Victor gained popularity due to its light weight achieved through a patented process of bending flat steel at right angles to create boxes, and its ability to prevent fires at a time when smoking was common indoors, particularly in the workplace. In 1915, the company began manufacturing and distributing steel desks and in 1937, the company collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on office furniture. The partnership lasted two years and resulted in some of the first modern workstations. The company officially changed its name to Steelcase, Inc. in 1954 and became known as the leader of the furniture industry in the late 1960s due to the volume of its sales and in 1973, the company debuted the Series 9000 furniture line. Steelcase merged three of its subsidiaries, Brayton International, Metro Furniture and Vecta to form Coalesse in 2008. The three main brands of Steelcase Inc. are Steelcase, Coalesse, and Turnstone. The company’s current headquarters was built in 1983 and is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Sturdy, Stackable, Stylish, and Steelcase!! AND their gold!! What more could you ask for? Don’t wait… make them yours!!