|George C. Mulhauser, Jr.|
Later in the 1950s Mulhauser developed molded fiberglass chairs for Paul McCobb and contributed to the design of an office desk system for Stendig. He also taught furniture design at Pratt and 3-D design at the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts.
In 1955 he moved his family to the suburbs of New York City and started working out of his home studio. Here he created the Mr. Chair, the first reclining lounge chair formed from a single sheet. It was manufactured by Plycraft in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Mr. Chair was followed by a smaller armchair called the Jr. Mr. Chair. His MC 500 series for Directional was a group of chairs all produced from a single molded shell, and the Fancy Free line featured curlicue plywood moldings.
Later designs included cast urethane pieces made by Singer in Canada, the one-piece injection molded polypropylene Stack-Chair by Overman in Sweden, and the tubular steel Paper Clip chair for Design Institute of America.
|Kangaroo lounge chair|
|Fancy Free chair|
|Pod chairs for Overman|
We've sold several Plycraft chairs since we opened the store, but this is my favorite.
|Plycraft chair, presumably by Mulhauser, that we sold at the store|