KATAVOLOS "T CHAIR" FOR LAVERNE, 1952
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
31.5"H 23"D 23"W