KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952

KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952

$2,500

Designed by William Katavolos, Douglas Kelly, and Ross Littell in 1952 for Laverne International, the celebrated “T-chair” was acclaimed by critics and consumers during its brief production run.

Over the past half-century the Katavalos "T chair" has become a cult item in design circles. 

An iconic example of avant-garde mid-century American design that remains remarkably contemporary and striking.

Composed of black leather slung across a T-shaped tubular steel frame, these chairs evoke the blending of a respect for pioneering modernist design with forward looking innovation that was celebrated in the ‘60s. 

The result is a streamlined and sculptural design that would compliment any interior.

Two pairs feature a black t-bar and blackened leather backs, while a set of three chairs is also available with rawhide backs and chrome t-bars.

Provenance: The personal collection of George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.

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Chrome tubular steel and leather

Excellent/very good condition

USA, 1950's 

31.5"H 23"D 23"W