Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Found: Adkinson Chair, Part 1

We spotted this poor little chair at a local vintage shop and it was love at first sight.  We had to look past the torn edges and the cloud of dust that seemed to be lingering around it's beautiful bentwood frame, but we knew it was the perfect edition to our home.

The shop had four available for purchase but we decided to just take one home to try it on for size.  Two hours of Google time later, we realized we picked up the bargain of the year and went back to get the rest.  As it turns out, this little mid-century gem is somewhat rare and doesn't turn up for sale very often.  We now have Thonet to keep Eames and Starck company in our Portland loft.

 Our chair was originally sold by "Bat Man", which, to us, makes it that much cooler.

We found the design patent using Google's Patent search and discovered our piece was designed in the early 1950s.

Stay tuned for images of the final product!


Megan said...

You guys are so amazingly awesome. If anyone deserves to find a bargain on a Thonet chair, you do!