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Bill Stephens Style Mid-Century Modern Bentwood Green Dining Chairs

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SKU: alvar-aalto-bentwood-green-chairs

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Stunning form and brilliant kiwi green color make these mid-century modern bentwood chairs stand out from the crowd. Allow your eyes to flow through the sinuous body of the Bill Stephens inspired chairs. Like Bill Stephens, Alvo Aalto, and Thonet, these chairs have mastered the art of bending wood beyond the laws of physics. Layers of solid maple wood have been laminated and steamed to create seamless archs that strengthen as they bind. The result is a ground breaking aesthetic appeal. While the maker is unknown, the multitude and fortitude of these chairs tell us that they may have been produced by a luxury commercial furniture company akin to Knoll. Look closely at the underside of the chairs, some come with shelves.

While bentwood furniture seems sleek and modern, its origins are decidedly 19th century. Michael Thonet, an Austrian cabinetmaker, and founder of famed Thonet furniture company, debuted his masterful bentwood chair designs at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Thonet made his name by perfecting techniques still used today! To create artful bentwood designs one must steam or soak wood and then bend it over a form template allowing it harden into curved shapes and patterns. Some designs steam solid rods over forms to achieve a look akin to Thonet’s No. 14 chair. More modern makers like Plycraft layered thin sheets of solid wood and laminated them with binders (glues) to create strong, sleek designs.

Our chairs were created by using Plycraft’s signature steamed, laminated, and bound technique.

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