Whose for Corrie?

May 12, 2012

tv chair
1950s Parker Knoll TV Chair

These chairs are so rare that it took me almost a year to track one down, & like buses several came at once making me the proud owner of 3! Originally designed in the 50s simply to lounge in front of the TV on, their status today has been propelled to retro gold – with their low slung style, velvet upholstery & stunning framework making them one of the best looking chairs in Parker Knoll’s catalogue. It took me a while to sand (out the names ‘Abby’ & ‘Becca’ that were scratched into the framework in child’s handwriting!) and get them back to their stylish best. & so much was the temptation of these delightful gems that I couldn’t resist keeping one for myself – the other two are soon to be whisked off to their new home. Sold**

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2 Responses to “Whose for Corrie?”

  1. David said

    Like you I’ve been searching for details on a “Parker Knoll” egg chair I bought at an auction. Have yet to find one like it. The auction had a twin that another person bought. See it on Instagram @zerimardivad maybe you can help me. Thx

    • Hi Dave. Thanks for your message.
      I think Parker Knoll’s ‘Egg Chair’ was originally marketed as ‘The Statesman’ and dates from the late 1960s. It was manufactured at a time when when office/boardroom furniture was finding its way into fashionable homes, and people were beginnning to see that what was suitable for the top executive’s office, looked equally as good in the modern home. And so the ‘Statesman’ with its deep-buttoned, high back, swivel pedestal base became a modern status symbol. Hope that helps, Rujina

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