pair of Laverne lucite chairs, the Daffodil and the Buttercup, circa 1957
 
 
 
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pair of Laverne lucite chairs, the Daffodil and the Buttercup, circa 1957
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Presented here is a pair of Erwine Laverne lucite chairs, produced by Laverne Originals, New York, in 1957. These chairs were part of the "Invisible Group", the obvious allusion being made to the use of this revolutionary new clear plastic called 'lucite'. Furniture made of lucite did not seem to take up any space!

Rita Reif, who wrote about design for The Times, gave the Invisible chairs a rave review in a 1958 article. She said, "I knew immediately what it was, how innovative: it was the first time we saw full-fledged modern design in acrylic...so light and airy. Dreamlike. And so amusing. Really the most important thing they [the Lavernes] ever did." In Reif's article, Erwine Laverne, a tall, imposing man with a strong ego, told Reif that "the most important element in rooms is people, not furniture." Hence, the invisibility.

The scoop-shaped seat upon inverted circular base are molded as one piece. The model on the left, with the armrests, is the "Daffodil"; on the right is the "Buttercup". Each chair comes with a furry white knit seat cushion; they are extremely comfortable to sit in, and lovely to look at!

NOTE: the Buttercup chair has been sold; the Daffodil is still available.
 
Additional Information
Product ID 40
Category Art Deco, Furniture/Interiors
Circa 1957
Condition excellent
Price 9000.00
 
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