Norman Cherner Side Chair



Norman Cherner Side Chair



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Black Wood Finish

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Natural Oak Finish

All veneers are imported from North America and they are all natural veneers, not printed.

Walnut Finish

All veneers are imported from North America and they are all natural veneers, not printed.




Norman Cherner Side Chair

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Norman Cherner Side


  • Material: Certified FAS grade wood. American solid ash wood. 
  • Finish: Coats of lacquer provide a smooth and glossy finish resistant to damages.
  • Safety information: Each material is non-harmful, resistant to fire, and child friendly.
  • This item is not manufactured by or affiliated with the original designer(s) and associated parties.
  • Customers reviews: Read verified reviews here

Product Dimensions:

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  • Width: 17.3″ x Depth: 20.5″ x Height: 32.7″
  • Seat depth: 17.3″
  • Seat height: 17.7″
  • Packing size: 20.9″ x 18.1″ x 33.5″
  • Net weight: 11 lbs

* All measurements of the Norman Cherner Side Chair are approximations.

Norman Cherner Side Chair:

One of the most iconic pieces of mid-century furniture is the shapely and classic Norman Cherner Side Chair. This molded plywood chair offers not only everlasting appeal and dramatic sculptural beauty but also exceptional structural strength and comfort beyond your expectation. Generous seating and an incurvated backrest widest at the shoulder, supported by tapered legs. Four coats of natural finish lacquer are applied for the final touch. 

Minimalistic as it may be, this sculpture of a stool is sustainable and designed to last. The Cherner Chair’s natural, contoured shape allows the body to relax easily, making it a perfect addition to any home, hospitality, or office setting.

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Additional information
Weight17.6 lbs
Dimensions20.9 × 18.1 × 33.5 in
Wood Veneer

Select Wood Veneer:, Black Wood Finish, Natural Oak Finish, Walnut Finish

About the Designer

Norman Cherner (1920–1987), was a trailblazer both in prefab housing and molded plywood. He taught and before that, studied at the Columbia University Fine Arts Department and was an instructor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1947 - 1949). Here he also delved into the Bauhaus movement, began a lifetime exploration of multidisciplinary design, from toys, lighting, glassware, shelving, and furniture to his innovative work in economical prefabricated housing. Early in his career, Cherner envisaged houses as a total design concept and designed low-cost furniture particually for these affordable modular dwellings. One of his first prefabricated houses was designed, produced, and assembled (1957) for the U.S. Department of Housing. After being exhibited in Vienna, it was moved back to Connecticut and uncrated to become his first studio and home. The molded plywood seating line is what Cherner is best known for.
Reviews (9)

9 reviews for Norman Cherner Side Chair

  1. Maryam Greenaway

    If I could, I would order a set of 10 of this Norman Cherner Side Chair, very very impressive

  2. Augustus Blackwell

    A very simple design, I would recommend to have some cushion support on your seating to enhance the experience

  3. Ellise Liu

    Highly recommend this Norman Cherner Side Chair in Black Wood

  4. Leilani Buckley

    This is a quite elegant dining chair and very good price, plus I purchased on Black Friday so even better

  5. Lewie Caldwell

    This Norman Cherner Side Chair is perfect if you live in a small studio, clean, simple and fashionable

  6. Lucca Mathis

    Got my norman cherner plycraft chair shipped about a month ago, looks like pictures. Now I gotta find a matching coffee table

  7. Norman Easton

    Bought a set of 4 of these Norman Cherner side chair, not comfortable but very aesthetically pleasing

  8. Dilan Robbins

    norman cherner chair original is out of my pocket range but these just do, solid wood and finish

  9. Lucie Irwin

    Norman Cherner Side is a bit fragile for my liking but I thought for short reclining is fine

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