A new iteration of original Neutra-designed furniture brings modernist masterpieces to market.
Architect Richard Neutra viewed furniture as an integral part of the properties he created, designing pieces throughout his career for both client projects and personal use. Modern in design, with organic simplicity, comfort and functionality, Neutra’s designs have a timeless appeal making them as relevant today as they were 70 years ago. By way of a partnership between furniture manufacturer VS and Richard Neutra’s son, Dion Neutra, also an architect and designer, the entire collection of original Neutra furniture, including designs that existed only in sketches, is now being produced by experienced craftsmen using high-quality, natural materials.
Pieces like the iconic Boomerang Chair of the early 1940s, which was created for the Richard Neutra-designed Channel Heights residential development in San Pedro, California, are now available in a variety of fabric choices.
From top, left to right: Slipper Chair; Camel Table; Tremaine Side Chair; Boomerang Chair; Alpha Seating Single; Channel Heights Stool; Lovell Easy Chair and Ottoman; Low Organic Table
The innovative Camel Table was created in 1951 after Richard Neutra observed a camel sitting down, legs folding under its body. The dual-height design of the Camel Table allows it to convert in seconds from a coffee table to a dining table.
The Neutra Furniture Collection by VS is available for custom orders at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion (300 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs).
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