1950s Carl Jacobs Kandya Jason chair second

Product code: 2723

1950s Jason chair designed by Carl Jacobs & Frank Guille for Kandya. This is one of a pair of seconds we have in stock. This one has some damage to the centre back where the top layer of the ply is split (see photos) but is otherwise structurally sound. The condition is reflected in the price (ordinarily we sell these chairs for £449).

The Jason chair was designed by the Danish designer Carl Jacobs but was manufactured by Kandya, a British firm. This  lightweight, stackable, chair has gently tapering splayed wooden legs that are typical of Danish design of the period. The seat and back of the chair are folded from a single sheet of flexible plywood that wraps around the chair and joins below the seat in an expressive, though functionless, jigsaw puzzle type connection. In America the Eames and Eero Saarinen were experimenting with moulding single-piece chair seats and backs, but it required far smpler technology to bend plywood to achieve the same effect, as with this chair. Principally designed for domestic use, the Jason chair was in continuous production for almost twenty years, with metal legs as an option. In  1952 three hundred were installed in the South Bank Restaurant on the site of the Festival of Britain. (V&A)

This is the all wood version.  

Approximate dimensions:

Height: 71cm

Width: 52cm

Depth: 45cm

Seat height: 45cm.

 

Out of stock