Design Norman Cherner, 1958
Laminated molded plywood, upholstery
Made in the USA by The Cherner Chair Company
The Cherner family is proud to realize the reintroduction of the famed "Cherner Chair". Designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft in 1958, this chair is found in design collections throughout the world, including the Vitra Design Museum. The Cherner Chair is still regarded as one of the most dramatic designs utilizing the technology of molding plywood. Like the 1958 original, the Cherner stool utilizes a molded plywood seat with a unique construction of laminated plywood in graduated thickness. The seat and back are designed using a single shell connected by a slim and sturdy throat with slender laminated legs. Each chair is manufactured from the original drawings, molds and specifications by Cherner Chair, a Cherner family company headed by the designer's sons.
Cherner chairs and stools are available with upholstered seat pads. The seat pads are separate molded plywood shells padded with 3/4" of foam wrapped with fabric or leather options. The Upholstered pads are fabricated according Norman Cherner's original drawings and specifications. Chairs and stools can be ordered with a seat and back pad or the seat pad only.
Classic vs Natural Walnut: “Classic” Walnut products are stained with subtle walnut tint which give the chair’s beech core and walnut veneer a uniform appearance. “Natural” Walnut products have a clear finish which emphasizes the contrast between the exposed beech core and walnut face veneer.
counter height: 18" w | 21" d | 38.5" h | seat: 25" h
bar height: 18" w | 21" d | 42.5" h | seat: 29" h
Seats are available in a variety of Maharam fabrics and Spinneybeck leathers. We will contact you with specific color details once your order has been placed.
Maharam Lariat Fabric Options - 100% Vinyl
Maharam Hallingdal Fabric Options - 70% Wool, 30% Viscose
Maharam Divina Fabric Options - 100% Wool, smooth texture
Spinneybeck Sabrina Leather - Sabrina is full grain leather with a smooth, tight grain and suppleness of hand. This product is the favorite of clients seeking elegant, fine-grained leather for high-traffic use.
Spinneybeck Velluto Pelle Leather - is lightly enhanced aniline dyed leather. The light enhancement process refines the surface providing a supple and smooth feel. Velluto Pelle closely approximates the luxurious hand of Sabrina for price-sensitive projects.
Spinneybeck Vicenza Leather - is a corrected grain, aniline leather. Vicenza receives a special retannage which enriches the leather, tightens the grain and provides a superior hand.