The T-chair never goes unnoticed and it strikes mainly out of curiosity.
It was designed by William Katavalos, Douglas Kelley and Ross Littell in 1952 as part of the 'New Furniture' collection for Laverne.
Called "T-chair" because of its metal frame, which was made by assembling several T-shaped elements and the leather seat, this chair is really a design classic of the 20th century.
In fact, they are displayed in the permanent exhibitions of the MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre.
The 'T chairs' were manufactured by Gratz Industries of New York from their initial design by Katavalos in 1952.
In the last 50 years, the 'T chair' by Katavalos has become a cult piece in various design auctions, on account of its limited production and originality.
An iconic example of American avant-garde design from the mid-century that remains extraordinarily contemporary and surprising.
Consisting of leather attached on a tubular steel, T-shape structure, this chair presents a fusion of pioneering modernist design with the forward-thinking innovation that was celebrated in the 60s.
Simplicity, functionality and essential minimal design are the predefined principles of the designer: three support points, one transverse brace and the upholstery for the seat should be enough. Concealed screws were used to attach the leather upholstery to the frame.
The result is a slender and sculptural design that matches any kind of interior.
This example, purchased in the 60s, is truly in very good condition. The leather is soft with very slight signs of wear, the structure is absolutely perfect with no rust. A very rare piece of vintage art, now very hard to come by, even rarer in this leather version with white structure.
Height: 81 cm
Width: 58 cm
Depth: 58 cm
- Leder, Staal
- Ontwerper / Kunstenaar
- Ross Littell, William Katavalos
- Fabrikant / Merk
- Laverne Int.
- Model / Naam
- T-Chair 3LC
- Geschatte periode
- Land van herkomst
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
- 81×58×58 cm