Martin Grierson Pair of 'London' Chairs in Leather and Rosewood
Martin Grierson for Arflex, armchairs, rosewood, leather, metal, 1960, Italy.
The design of this chair is both modernist and contemporary. The shell of this set of club chairs is constructed of two elements of rosewood that is connected via a large, overstated black steel joint. The shell itself rests on a metal pedestal foot. The tufted leather forms an interesting contrast to the otherwise modern and constructive shell and base.
Martin Grierson’s (1932) is an English designer. He has spent the first part of his career as assistant to other architects and designers. He has founded his own design firm in 1975 after he had spent 15 years as a freelance designer. In his own words: “I set out to make proper pieces of furniture that exploit traditional forms of construction but are, never the less, expressions of today”.