Catherine Oval Back Arm ChairC22-073
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Catherine Oval Back Arm Chair C22-073
The Catherine Oval Back Chairs has a horizontally oriented oval back that is upholstered and framed by the top and side rails. The chair features gracefully curved arms, a slip seat and beautiful, low profile X stretchers. The Catherine chair frame draws inspiration from French Neoclassicism. The rectangular back surroundis an oval panel that is upholstered on the inside and veneered on the outside back. Sweeping arms with raised block detailing meet square, inward tapering legs and are joined by low, X-stretchers.
- Width: 24" (60.96 cm)
- Depth: 24.5" (62.23 cm)
- Height: 38" (96.52 cm)
- Arm Height: 25.63" (65.1002 cm)
- Seat Width: 20" (50.8 cm)
- Seat Depth: 18.5" (46.99 cm)
- Seat Height: 19.5" (49.53 cm)
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Featuring the perfect blend of transitional and classical design, the Metropolitan Collection is the epitome of understated elegance. Curated for those searching for the beauty of traditional pieces paired with the bold design of modernism, this collection represents simplicity and purity of style.
John Black“Historically classic forms continually inspire and shape my design aesthetic as they capture the familiarity of the past, with which I then, interject a modern point of view.”
John Black was a furniture designer and founder of the creative design firm that bears his name, J Black Design. At heart, John was both a modernist and a classicist. Hardly a conundrum. John was known for an understated, classic approach to furniture forms that captures the essence of traditional silhouettes combined with modern touches. He was an artist and a mechanic with an unfailing, critical eye for scale and proportion.
John Black was both a master and a student of design. He grew up in the furniture making tradition in North Carolina and received formal training at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before establishing his own firm, John was Vice President of Design for Baker Furniture. While John traveled broadly for inspiration, his everyday life was a creative force. Sadly, John passed away in 2021 after a brave struggle with cancer. He will be sorely missed, though his designs and memory lives on.