SP9 c,1932 for PEL England. Designed by Serge Chermayeff, Tubular Steel Industries
Rare version (Tubular Steel Industries) bow-armed cantilever chair.
SP9 c,1932 for Practical Equipment Ltd (PEL) Birmingham, England. Designed by Serge Chermayeff.
Stamped: Tubular Steel Industries LTD, Cudmore Park, Adelaide.
790 h 560 w 520 d mm
440 seat h mm
This chair has been identified as an original, made for the Australian market.
Extremely rare and collectable piece. As this version is stamped differently (Tubular Steel Industries), which very little is known about.
I have found reference to PEL England manufacturing in Adelaide and stamping their chairs as PEL, Adelaide, South Australia.
This chair has been attributed as a design from Serge Chermayeff (the SP9 from 1932). Russian born, English Architect and designer. This particular design from PEL, was known in the UK to be for a commission for the BBC, (British Broadcasting Centre).
Art Deco in style. This chair is beautifully ergonomic. Large bowed arms, wide seat and back rest. Being a cantilever design, has a spring to it when is use.
Overall condition is consistent with age. Recently reupholstered in aged tan leather to compliment its heritage. Brass studs on the back to finish as a fine detail. As Pictured, this chair has corrosion to most of the frame. However, this only adds to is age, honesty and beauty of the design and being nearly a century old. Frame holds strong. New rubber feet added to base (not pictured). All defects have been photographed. Item has been priced accordingly.