Wendell Castle, ‘Unique "Pedestal" chair’, 1967, Design/Decorative Art, Stack-laminated walnut., Phillips
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Wendell Castle

Unique "Pedestal" chair, 1967

Stack-laminated walnut.
31 × 33 3/10 × 35 1/2 in
78.7 × 84.5 × 90.2 cm
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Reverse of base incised W.C. 67. Together with fur …

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Wendell Castle
American, 1932–2018
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Wendell Castle is known as the father of art furniture. The artist and designer was a pioneer of a new type of handcrafted and sculptural form, one that blurred the line between art and craft when it emerged in the 1960s. Working in wood, including the technique he developed using stacked laminated wood, or in hand-carved Fiberglass, he creates bold and graceful expressions of pure form, voluminous shapes that reference the body. Along with his work as a sculptor, Castle was an educator, beginning at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early ‘60s. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Design from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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Reverse of base incised W.C. 67. Together with fur cushion.

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While the present "Pedestal" chair was acquired directly from Wendell Castle by the current owner in 2005, it appears in images of dealer and curator Lee Nordness's Upper East …

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Wendell Castle
American, 1932–2018
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Wendell Castle is known as the father of art furniture. The artist and designer was a pioneer of a new type of handcrafted and sculptural form, one that blurred the line between art and craft when it emerged in the 1960s. Working in wood, including the technique he developed using stacked laminated wood, or in hand-carved Fiberglass, he creates bold and graceful expressions of pure form, voluminous shapes that reference the body. Along with his work as a sculptor, Castle was an educator, beginning at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early ‘60s. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Design from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Wendell Castle

Unique "Pedestal" chair, 1967

Stack-laminated walnut.
31 × 33 3/10 × 35 1/2 in
78.7 × 84.5 × 90.2 cm
Bidding closed
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