Jordan Mozer (b. 1958), Johnny Wing Back Chair, Leather/Resin, Made in Chicago. The Frankie and Johnny lounge chairs were created for Hotel 57 in New York in 2007. Collection of the artist. Signed. The Frankie chair measurements are 28" x 36" x 46" tall (71 cm x 91 cm x 117cm tall).
PROCESS + MATERIALS
The artist hand carved the forms using mixed media. The forms were were then molded and cast in Kevlar and glass reinforced, integrally colored, non-combustible chocolate colored resin. They were then upholstered in leather. All work was performed within 3 miles of the artist's studio in Chicago.
Jordan Mozer and Associates, Limited (JMA) renovated a hotel on 57th street between Park Avenue and Lexington originally built for female artists, intellectuals and executives seeking an alternative to traditional women’s boarding houses in the flapper era by Mr. Blum, an upper east-side fashion designer.
The design of the Frankie and Johnnie wingback or "ear" chairs, was inspired by a blues ballad of the same name popular when Mr. Blum's building was first built in the 1920s. The tune has been covered by Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, Burl Ives, Taj Mahal and other artists.
The chairs orbited a lobby fireplace. "Wingback" or “ear chairs” were originally designed to collect the heat generated by the fireplace for it’s occupant...
SMALL BATCH STUDIO FURNISHINGS
Mozer Studios LLC handcrafts all of their small batch products. They are never mass produced. We invite our patrons to embrace the nuanced irregularities of the form, surface and finishes as evidence of handwork, defining each piece as 1 of kind...
Photos with white backgrounds are courtesy of Wright Auctions.
Doug Snower took the photos of Hotel 57.
The watercolor paintings and drawings were prepared by the artist as studies for the seating.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
H 46 in. x W 36 in. x D 28 in.
H 116.84 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 71.12 cm
Rates may vary by destination and complexity. Ships from Chicago, IL It will take 1-2 weeks to make this piece.
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28 w x 36 d x 46 h in (inches)