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The Gere Easy Chair - Swivel

Starting at $880
20% off Comp Value

Introducing The Gere Easy Chair, a timeless masterpiece born from the creative genius of renowned designer Gere Kavanaugh in the 1970s. In an exclusive collaboration with Floyd, The Gere Easy Chair is the much-anticipated commercial release of a prototype that has captivated design enthusiasts for decades.

Created to easily stand out, yet look right at home in any surrounding, the unique silhouette of The Gere Easy Chair stays true to the iconic design of the 1970s while seamlessly integrating contemporary materials and elements. 

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A piece of design history.

A chair that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the 1970's Los Angeles design scene, The Gere Easy Chair was once just a prototype in the private collection of Gere Kavanaugh herself. Now, at the age of 94, we’ve partnered with Gere to bring this iconic design to life.

A 1970's experiment meets modern materials.

Once comprised of a cardboard Sonotube and plywood, The Gere Easy Chair now boasts a sturdy yet elegant frame that provides both stability and aesthetic appeal. The chair's smooth swivel motion allows you to effortlessly engage with your surroundings.

Fabrics that go beyond comfort.

Choose from a curated range of high-quality fabric options from renowned textile innovators, Kvadrat and Crypton. Known for their durability, rich textures, captivating colors, and lasting performance.
All in The Details

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Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, The Gere Easy Chair is upholstered in a curated selection of high-quality fabrics, ensuring a luxurious and indulgent seating experience – a true collector's item and a symbol of the timeless collaboration between a visionary designer and a forward-thinking furniture company. 


• Smooth 360° swivel 

• Sturdy engineered wood frame

• Zippered seat and back cushions


Dimensions

Overall: 31" W x 31" D x 29" H

Seat Height: 16.5"

Seat Depth: 22.4"

Seat Width: 19.7"


Materials

Crypton Recycled Cotton Performance Upholstery

Plush, recycled cotton fabrics made from garment waste paired with Crypton’s state-of-the-art stain and odor resistant technology. Made of 70% recycled cotton and 30% recycled polyester.


Seat & Back Cushions

Polyurethane foam. Both cushions are loose with a zippered cover. 


High-Density Furniture Grade OSB

Sturdy OSB frame made from Southern Yellow Pine. American Plywood Association Voluntary Product Standard 2-10 compliant.



Materials

Kvadrat Hero Upholstery

A full-bodied upholstery textile designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kvadrat. Made of 97% new wool and 3% recycled nylon. A super soft, felt-like feel.


Seat & Back Cushions

Polyurethane foam. Both cushions are loose with a zippered cover. 


High-Density Furniture Grade OSB

Sturdy OSB frame made from Southern Yellow Pine. American Plywood Association Voluntary Product Standard 2-10 compliant.


About The Designer


Gere Kavanaugh's design career first took off while she was a student at Cranbrook, the famed design school just outside of Detroit. In 1952, she became one of the first women to earn an MFA from the institution. After graduation, she was recruited by General Motors' Styling Division where she designed for trade shows, interior models, and various other projects until 1958.


In the '60's, Gere joined the offices of Victor Gruen and began designing interiors for retail stores and shopping centers across the country. The firm, along with Gere, moved to Los Angeles where she would go on to establish her own independent design studio, Gere Kavanaugh/Designs.


Through her own design practice has come a kaleidoscope of work that ranges from furniture and graphic design, exhibitions to textiles, toys, sculpture and urban design, to an extensive personal research library on color. Now, at the age of 94, Gere is still designing out of her home based studio in LA.


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Designing The Gere Easy Chair
An early pioneering piece of sustainable design.

In the 1970’s in California, Gere has said that “Cardboard was in the air at the time.” Drawing inspiration from her city of Los Angeles, Gere based her design around working with a Sonotube, a tube of compressed cardboard for pouring concrete and primarily used for making the pillars and columns for highways. 


Gere adapted a Sonotube to a chair by cutting it down and adding a plywood seat base and foam, and upholstered the chair herself in a bold orange fabric. Gere’s prototype chair proposed a way for the use of a recyclable and abundant material—cardboard—to be used in a practical and warm way as furniture, more than just as an “art object.” It can be seen in this way as an early precedent of sustainable furniture design, decades ahead of its time.

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