American midcentury designer Norman Cherner was a New York based Architect. He was an instructor at MoMA in the 1940s where he was indoctrinated into the Bauhaus approach and design methodology.
In 1958 he would create the iconic Cherner Chair for Plycraft. Plycraft made up a fictional designer – ‘Bernado’ and unethically produced the chair without acknowledging Cherner, but royalties were soon routed back to Norman after legal proceedings. With superior manufacturing equipment they continued to produce this chair into the 1970s.
Today Cherner’s son’s have reissued this landmark piece for a new generation through the Cherner Chair company.