ONE Roger McLay Kone Chair / Armchair. FLER Parker era.
Sold to MARK in the first 2 days it was listed on our website- invisedge.com.au.
MORE WANTED!!! If you have an item like this that you'd like to sell please contact us- INVISEDGE.COM.AU- we currently have additional buyers waiting for one of these chairs!
This full listing doesn't fit into Gumtree! Please read the listing on our website BEFORE you contact us - invisedge.com.au .
Enquiries for this ONE ROGER McLAY CHAIR will be taken through our website only so I know you've read the FULL AD.
All the description & information you need to know & MORE PHOTOS are given on our website-
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The first 2 photos are a pair of Kone chairs we sold through iNVISeDGE in 2006- the final 3 photos are of the chair we're selling under consignment from our client's home in REDFERN, SYDNEY. We will be organising the full sale on behalf of our client in Sydney.
Background Info and Provenance
Roger McLay's Kone chair is an iconic Australian design and ridiculously rare. I haven't come across another McLay Kone chair I could seriously consider stocking in iNVISeDGE since 2006. Roger McLay’s “Kone” chair was the most celebrated of his work and has had a notable mention in virtually every reference book on vintage design ever compiled (definitely Australian vintage design books anyway). Designed in 1948, the Kone chair was made from a single piece of aircraft grade laminated plywood molded into a conical shape and attached to a metal base. Most had metal legs although other versions were produced with wooden legs. (Some even had "shag-pile" covers on them and were called the "Poodle" chair! I can just picture someone putting a lead on one and taking it for a walk!) Initially, the Kone chair was sold only from McLay’s Gloucester Street Studio in Sydney, but it became so popular after winning the 1950 Interior Design Award, Descon was commissioned to produce and sell it in larger quantities. That said, there are still very very few of these around. Roger McLay’s designs have been archived at the Powerhouse Museum in Australia, preserving and valuing the legacy of the Kone chair for generations to come.
This chair by Roger McLay is a solid investment- Kone chairs have increased in value since I've been in this business and I believe this trend will continue in the future- they're rare and timeless in style- there's a real simplicity to them but they still have wow-factor. I can only find one other chair available for sale in Australia at the time of writing (2019)- it's on 1stdibs for $3298.62. There was also one in the sold inventory on an antiques website for $1895- see the screenshots provided. Sorry one won't go onto Gumtree- it's on our website- INVISEDGE.COM.AU. The investment appeal of this chair is at least in line with designs created by Clement Meadmore, Grant Featherston, FLER and Douglas Snelling Furniture... continued ...
*** Has been committed to providing outstanding INVESTMENTS for the homes of our customers for over 17 years. (I’ve recently gone over the photos of all 1189 pre-loved/vintage furniture items / furniture lots we've ever sold and we'd sell 1164 of these for A HIGHER PRICE today or at least the same as we first sold them for. (98%)
*** Is committed to protecting our environment. Decades of prior furniture use gives our customers irrefutable evidence of the quality they’ll be getting. There’s no better way I can think of to invest in your home and reduce landfill! Additionally the iNVISeDGE business and the owner of iNVISeDGE does NOT own a vehicle to further reduce energy waste.
DON'T take our word on any of the above! READ OUR EBAY FEEDBACK SPANNING 16 YEARS (1200 POSITIVE COMMENTS) NO NEGATIVE for irrefutable proof of our business history. (Google- "michael grealy ebay")
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- Date Listed:24/06/2019
- Last Edited:23/07/2019
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