These sold in 2014 for $1595 for all 6 chairs. As the description written in 2014 shows I had no idea of the maker back in 2014 and today in 2019 I still don’t. All I know is that they are probably the most incredible chairs I’ve seen. They were just amazing. I said in the description below I thought that to get them custom-made today it’d cost over $1200 per chair- but in all honesty I’d say it would have been a LOT more. The quality was exceptional. It looks like these have a rust finish but it’s not. I have no idea what the finish was but it had not chipped anywhere (after about 50 years of use) and there was no signs of any corrosion AT ALL after being in FULL weather for decades. Today in 2019 I have still not seen anything like them again- I’d price them at a decent bit more than this these days.
Provenance and Background Info (written in 2014).
A set of SIX (6) industrial OUTDOOR designer dining chairs I’d say from the 1960’s. They are hard to place. Part of me initially thought they were late 1940’s but I’d be more inclined now to put my money on late-1960’s. These are incredibly rare chairs and I’ve never seen anything remotely like them before (in 12 years of doing this). The construction quality is incredible. They are HEAVY solid chairs … no let’s get this straight … they’re ridiculously heavy! I’d say each chair would weigh about 15 times more than a standard dining chair. You could easily use these outside. I doubt they’d ever blow over- even in a cyclone! The metal must be steel. These chairs are ridiculously high-quality and super strong. Throw these off a balcony and I reckon it’d be the concrete underneath that would crack- not these. This is investment furniture in every sense of the word.
I love the design. The design initially got me- it’s one of the best outdoor chair designs I’ve seen but the quality completely won me over. The curvaceous flow and shapes are stunning.
The design has been done meticulously- there are no visible weld joints and the finish is fascinating. If these were to get custom-made today, they’d be asking $1200 EACH (at least).
The comfort is amazing. The shapes, angles, proportions, height of the back are all great, creating chairs that boast superior comfort.
I want them myself! The best thing is they have an industrial look combined with a stunning (and original) designer edge- just incredible! And to think they were made 40-50 years ago!
I hate pricing these types of items- in a cool shop in a trendy location they’d have $750 EACH on them and I’d say they’d sell quickly. You just can’t buy items like this anywhere.
It appears as though the set has been used in full weather their whole life (or most of it). This gives you irrefutable proof of the quality you’d be getting. Investing in furniture that has already stood the test of time is a great way to go- if you ever need to sell these in the future approach me- it’s likely I’d value them at more than what you paid for them. Buying vintage is a great financial investment but also one of the best ways to reduce landfill and stop the waste of our earth’s resources. These chairs have already been used for a generation (but probably several) and are ready to do the job for more.