Green Chapter One Bookcase by Broyhill Premier, Unit: Model number 6317-29.
Well it’s 2022, and Broyhill’s Chapter One Collection is officially harder to find and more sought after than the Raymond Loewy orginals. You won’t find many of these in the wild. With all due respect to Raymond Loewy, there really is something magical about the Chapter One line. Maybe they’re just more fun and approachable. Maybe it’s the proportions and practicality. Regardless, they’re one of our favourite collections of all time. The restoration team pulled no punches on this Chapter One Green “Desk-Bar Bookcase”, and the end result exceeded our expectations. Detailed top to bottom, inside and out. Minor touch-ups were made to the painted white body, and the base section was completely re-painted. Finally, the drop-down bar door, removable shelf and dark lime green molded plastic drawer fronts have been buffed and polished to a glassy shine. It’s tough to see this one go, but we know it will be loved. Broyhill’s Chapter one collection borrowed from the plastic mold injection designs made famous by legendary designer Raymond Loewy. Like Loewy, this Chapter One Green Desk-Bar Bookcase employs the futuristic use of color and materials in a way that had not been seen before. The bright green plastic captures the playful spirit of the 1970s. The functionality, versatility and practicality of this unit is off the charts. Two drawers roll-out on metal glides that have been adjusted and oiled to allow for easy functionality, and proper spacing. The drop-down door can serve as a bar with concealed storage or a desk. This colorful, curvaceous cabinet could have blended in nicely on the set of 2001 A Space Odyssey. The space-age look has never been more desirable, which may help explain the recent scarcity of all things Chapter One.
Chapter One green desk bar bookcase original catalog description:
Broyhill’s Chapter One is the beginning of a new era in furniture design and technology. It emphasizes the use of new materials, new shapes and new finish concepts. Chapter One uses plastic for design as well as durability. The fronts are of “Cycolac” polymer, the tops are of newly developed Pionite high gloss laminate, pedestal tulip bases of spun steel. Curved wood areas of select tupelo veneers with cabinet hardwoods are the result of advanced woodworking technology. The bright lacquer finish was especially blended for Chapter One. The House & Garden colors are impregnated into the plastic so that the brilliant colors are completely through the Cycolac. All this plus the outstanding Premier features that are standard in Chapter One, make it one of the most outstanding furniture values in today’s modern market.