Japanese Tendo Mokko Heron Rocker eames era
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****A classic Japanese mid-century design, the Heron rocking chair c.1960s, by Mitsumasa Sugasawa for the Tendo Mokko Company of Japan. Tendo Mokko is tucked away in the small town of Tendo, and has been turning out exquisitely crafted wood furniture for 60 years. They are well known for their specialty in laminated bending of which this rocker is made. Tendo has a cult status among furniture buffs, for their unique designs and innovations. We've long admired the curvy lines of their classic pieces such as the warm and minimalist Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool and Isamu Kenmochi's Kashiwado chair. This piece is indicative of Tendo's exquisite quality, craftsmanship and design philosophy. This Rocker is made with many layers of veneers, that I think is Mahogany glued together, then bent and formed into shape, turned into a design that is timeless. Standing about 35 1/2 inches high x 22 1/4 inches wide and 35 inches deep with the seating about 16 from the ground. In amazing condition, even the dark brown vinyl shows almost no wear. I have only seen one other rocker sold in the states through Wright20 Modern Auctions ( see studio web shot of wright's rocker), was sold at their Modern Design auction on October 3rd 2004, lot number 493. This would be the ultimate focal point to your modern decor.
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