Story: Furniture

Pressed-plywood chair (2nd of 2)

Pressed-plywood chair

Garth Chester, designer of the Curvesse chair, also designed these elegant pressed-plywood chairs in 1947. Each was made of five plywood components and several solid wood components. Chester was inspired by the pressed plywood and radio cabinets and fighter plane bodies.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: 1994-0010-1/1-2 to 2
Object by Garth Chester

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How to cite this page:

William Cottrell, 'Furniture - Changing styles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/37497/pressed-plywood-chair (accessed 26 May 2019)

Story by William Cottrell, published 5 Sep 2013