Luterma Bent Plywood and Beech Bistro Chair
Made in Estonia by Luterma this lightweight bistro style chair – most likely dating from the early 1900s and sold into the French market – has a bent plywood seat with an embossed floral ornament design and a beech frame.
Luterma were globally renowned for their expertise in moulding plywood (they made boxes, suitcases and even bags from plywood) and this chair is an excellent example of their work in very good condition. There is, as you might expect from a chair this old, some wear to the seat but the embossed design is very much visible and intact (unlike some you might see).
The skillfully crafted frame (it has some wonderful transitions from straight to curved facets) has had some cosmetic incarnations in its lifetime in the form of re-staining, but is in good condition too. We have done nothing but a gentle clean in terms of restoration so as to retain the undoubted character that this chair has. It’s a great item, fully-functional if you want to sit on it, and definitely an unusual addition to any home or commercial environment. We love it and are pleased to be able to offer it to you.