Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner, the Lounge Chair with Arms has become a classic of Canadian Mid-century modern furniture design.
Out of production for more than 50 years, Gus* Modern worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, carefully matching the construction, materials, and design details to stay true to the original in every way. The seat is woven strapping, and the frame is solid birch with exposed bolts and finger-joint details. Like the original, the Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms is built in Toronto and available in a variety of finishes. To commemorate the return of this design classic, the first 100 chairs produced will be part of a numbered, limited edition series.
Who is Russel Spanner?
Russel Spanner (1916 - 1974) was a Canadian designer who contributed to residential furniture in the 1950s. Spanner's designs utilized innovative manufacturing techniques such as curved plywood and non-upholstered, woven-web seating.