Set of 4 1950s Carl Jacobs Kandya C3 Jason chairs
£1,299.00 + P/P
Product code: 3981
Gorgeous set of 4 C3 Jason chairs designed by Carl Jacobs & Frank Guille for Kandya.
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 simpler 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)
These are the wooden seats and white metal leg versions.
In overall good condition, the seats have been painted at some point but the paintwork is still in good condition witha few scuffs and chips here and there. May have been painted originally or natural wood finish. The wood underneath seems to be in good condition also.
Seat height: 45cm.