Rare 'Bent Ply (BPAC)' Armchair

Gerald Summers
1934s
Ref. 160447

Birch-faced moulded plywood with opaque lacquer.

Metal plaque inscribed Reg No / 791116

Literature:
Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946, The American Federation of Arts, Seattle 1987, p. 318, pl.
106, another example illustrated in black and white.
Steve Dunn, 'Gerald Summers: Furniture for the Concrete Age', 2011, pp. 38-39, 45, 64, 77 which depicts the model with its associated Registered Design number, 80,118, 132, 198, 283

The registration number on the base of the chair corresponds with the entry in the National Archives in Kew, London which reveals that the design was registered under the names of Gerald Marcus Summers and his wife Marjorie Amy Butcher on 13th March 1934. The chair was included in Makers of Simple Furniture's first promotional brochure from 1935 with the above registration number and priced at £3,15
Produced by Makers of Simple Furniture.

H.74cm/29,1'' W.60,5cm/23,8'' D.80cm/31,5''

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