SET OF FOUR CLASSIC STEAM-BENT 'BEN CHAIRS'. 1960s.
W: 45cm x H: 80cm x Seat H: 50cm x D: 50cm (each)
Currently available to view by prior appointment at Manor House, N4 1TD. Please call 0771 927 4722
Four classic British Modernist dining chairs dating from the early 1960s. Manufactured and designed by "Ben Chairs', a company based in Frome, Somerset that specialised in steam-bent furniture. Boasting a strong, steam-bent solid Beech construction (similar to Ercol and Heywood Wakefield in the US), Ben Chairs were responsible for some strong and highly collectable designs and these ones with their iconic curved arms an angular legs are probably the most desirable of them all. The design is strangely timeless, hinting at both Streamline and Mid Century Modern styles with some extra industrial functional elements too.
Chairs have been throughly cleaned, wire wooled and waxed. The seats are very comfortable, the salmon coloured matt vinyl is largely excellent vintage condition but one chair has a few tiny holes. *Ercol Dining Table is Not included in this sale, it is for display purposes only, however it is available separately in my other items.