Friday, April 18, 2014

Help! Are these Sam Avedon plastic chairs?

These lime green plastic beauties found their way home with me today! After a bit of searching around online, I am leaning toward them being by Sam Avedon for Alladin, from the early 1960's. The trouble is the only marking I can find on either of them is a small capital letter A. Nothing else! Anyone out there know anything about them? Any help is most appreciated... (They are destined for my antique mall booth, of course!)


Mr. Modtomic said...

Hi Mitzi.

I think you're ID is dead on. I've seen so many of these chairs here in the Midwest (in the basement of 2 out of 3 estate sales!) that I've never really thought that there might be an attribution to look for. Nicely done! Who knows, could these become the next Eames Shell chair?

Mitzi Swisher said...

Thanks for checking them out, Mr. Modtomic! I think they might be the next Eames Shell chair for people who can't afford Eames Shell chairs? lol I jumped out of my comfort zone on them for sure, but I just loved the shape, and that color! I figured if nothing else they would catch people's attention as they were walking past my booth - you can't miss them, that's for sure... ;)

Anonymous said...

I had 2 of these in white. So much more comfortable than real tulip chairs! bigger too. I never i.d.'d them. I ended up selling them (I'm not really a reseller or anything, just a vintage stuff lover).

Nicole said...

I LOVE these chairs. I would buy them in a heartbeat if I lived near you.!!!!