RETROPOLITAN MID-CENTURY MODERN CHAIR
The Retropolitan Wing chair and matching ottoman is a beautiful example of mid century modernism design from the late 50’s to the mid 60’s. The most discerning modernist aficionado will appreciate the futuristic shape created by the sharp angles and thin profile of this modern take on classic pop art style.
MAKING THE ICON
A design theme is built around one or two conceptually solid objects and moves outward with complimentary pieces as supporting elements. The conceptually solid objects are often physically larger pieces. The strong period correct visual allows the Retropolitan to be utilized as the cornerstone of modernism themes. Retropolitan pop art design is more than a foundation for mid-century modern themes.
A conversation piece for certain but function is not a second priority. This chair with matching ottoman is comfortable for everyday seating use. Smooth multi-density foam wraps its fiberglass frame. The Retropolitan Wing chair & ottoman feature a period correct 4 star Stainless Steel base with 360° swivel. From the inner cushion to the outer stitching, the chair and ottoman are crafted by hand.
ABOUT CASHMERE WOOL TWEED
Cashmere wool fiber is obtained from “Cashmere goats.” Historically, fine-haired Cashmere goats have been called Capra hircus laniger, as if they were a subspecies of the domestic goat Capra Hircus. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or under-down of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called Guard Hair. For the fine under-down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After this separating process the resulting premium “cashmere” is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn.