The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs

Charles Rohlfs Desk Chair

This desk chair, which Rohlfs designed in collaboration with his wife, Anna Katharine Green, is perhaps his most modernist creation, featuring a bold attenuated form and unconventional decoration. Its dramatic design creates a lithe silhouette, which is brilliantly foiled by complex pierced and carved surfaces.

Source: The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs

His designs were a revolt against the curved, highly decorative furniture of Victorian Times.  They echoed William Morris and John Ruskin idealised view of the single craftsman creating a piece of furniture in an honest and personal matter.

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