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Chair seat - Jason


  • Object:

    Chair seat

  • Place of origin:

    Middlesex (made)

  • Date:

    1950-1951 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jacobs, Carl, born 1925 (industrial designer)
    Kandya Ltd.

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded 5-ply beech plywood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pair of seats for Kandaya Ltd Jason chairs were displayed as props in the 1970 'Modern Chairs' exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. Their unfinished and unvarnished condition reveals the beechwood's grain and texture.

Physical description

Chair seat, unfinished, of moulded beech plywood with two elliptical holes at the back. The seat and back of this chair are moulded from a single, shaped piece of plywood. The outer edges of the back are long strips that are folded under the seat to create the cut-outs.

Place of Origin

Middlesex (made)


1950-1951 (made)


Jacobs, Carl, born 1925 (industrial designer)
Kandya Ltd.

Materials and Techniques

Moulded 5-ply beech plywood


Height: 45.7 cm, Width: 52.5 cm, Depth: 43.5 cm

Object history note

Registered file number 2013/783

Descriptive line

Unfinished plywood seat for a Jason chair, Carl Jacobs for Kandya Ltd., Middlesex, Great Britain, 1950-1951


Plywood; Beech





Production Type

Mass produced


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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