Paul László ( February 6th, 1900 – March 27th, 1993) was a Hungarian-born architect and interior designer whose work spanned eight decades and many countries. László built his reputation while designing interiors for houses, but in the 1960s he largely shifted his focus to the design of retail and commercial interiors. This pair of side chars from 1947, spotted in the Donzella booth at the 2022 Salon Art + Design are an excellent example of his design aesthetic
Massively scaled with sculpted side supports of light maple wood, and deep-cushion seats in a velvet upholstery that appear to float just above the floor, each chair measures 29.5″ high by 35″ wide by 35″ deep. Recently refinished, with new sky-blue upholstery added, this model rarely appears on the market. The pair can be yours for $58,000.00.
In 1948, one year after these chairs were manufactured, László joined with George Nelson, Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi to design for the Herman Miller company. The furniture lines presented by Herman Miller from that time have been called the most influential groups of furniture ever manufactured.