The Cherner Chair Company was founded in 1999 by Thomas and Benjamin Cherner, sons of the American furniture designer Norman Cherner. Since its inception, the Cherner Chair Company has brought back into production many of Norman Cherner's most popular designs. Utilizing his original drawings and specifications, the reissued designs are manufactured with the same attention to detail found in the original hand made classics. Cherner Chair products are now available worldwide. In addition to reissuing the molded plywood chairs, stools and tables, The Cherner Chair Company has introduced lighting and children’s furniture in addition to new designs by Benjamin Cherner. The Cherner Chair Company is the sole licensor of Norman Cherner and Benjamin Cherner designs. DESIGNER BIOS
Although best known for his furniture design, Norman Cherner's work included almost all aspects of design: from graphics, glassware and lighting, to his pioneering work in prefabricated housing. Norman Cherner's furniture designs include the "multi-flex" modular storage system, the "Konwiser Line" of furniture and lighting, and molded plywood seating for Plycraft which he designed in 1958. The molded plywood ‘Cherner Chair' became his most recognized design and is found in furniture collections worldwide. In addition to Plycraft, Norman Cherner created designs for some of America's most prominent furniture manufacturers including Haworth, Gunlocke, Modern Mode, Konwiser, Howe and Branrud. Publications such as the New York Times, Dwell, Modernism, Interior Design, Progressive Architecture, Interiors, Better Homes and Gardens & House Beautiful have featured stories on his furniture and residential designs.
Norman Cherner studied and taught at the Columbia University Fine Arts Department and was an instructor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At the same time he also began his own practice, embarking on a lifetime exploration of ..