It was love at first sight the first time I saw this chair. It may have been in House Beautiful or on Decor8. I am not sure. But I am smitten. The bad news is that this is a very rare – and therefore very expensive – chair. The good
news is that it's not one of the pantheon of iconic mid-century pieces. So perhaps some unsuspecting homeowner may put one out in a yard sale one day. A girl can dream!
It turns out the man who designed this exquisitely bendy, twisty scroll arm bentwood chair is George Mulhauser (American; 1922-2002), who also designed a much more well-known Plycraft lounge chair
. Designed in 1965 for Plycraft, the scroll arm chair is hard to come by, but I have my eyes peeled. it is like a more ornate, playful version of Cherner's
equally jaw-dropping arm chair. Think Cherner chair through the rabbit hole.
1. House Beautiful
2. Maryam Montague's home in Decor8
3. This one sold for $1500 at an arts and antiques auction
4. Orginally on eBay as found by Blue Beans
5. These were sold at Urban Remains
for an unknown amount.
Sources: As linked above.