Pair of Wendell Castle Zephyr Chairs For Sale
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Pair of Wendell Castle Zephyr Chairs

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In walnut with original suede upholstered seats. One with repair to underside of stretcher performed by the Wendell Castle studio in the 1980s. Both signed and dated by the artist. These chairs are included in the forthcoming Wendell Castle catalogue raisonne. The Zephyr chair is a model Castle first made in 1973 and is one he has continued to make with variations. Each chair is considered unique as the back and the seat are hand-sculpted.

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  • Condition Details
    One with repair to underside of stretcher. Original upholstery with expected wear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 24 in. x D 29 in.H 73.66 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 73.66 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU107581997212
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About Wendell Castle (Artist)

Wendell Castle was an American furniture maker celebrated for his experimental creations in wood and plastic. He was one of the first to create seating, lighting and tables that resemble sculpture, otherwise known as art furniture. A founding father of the American Studio movement , Castle was known for his craftsmanship and broke new ground in the 1960s with the stack-laminate technique, which involves layering and then sanding thin sheets of wood. In the ’70s, he transitioned to using gel-coated plastic in bright colors.


Castle integrated both mediums in his designs from the 2000s, which, like his vintage pieces, are characterized by curved, biomorphic lines and whimsical undertones. Ever the innovator, he integrated computers and robots in his later production process to come up with wildly imaginative forms. Castle was working on a new body of work when he passed away in 2018 at the age of 85. Read more about Wendell Castle in Introspective magazine

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