Ernö Goldfinger (Budapest 1902 - 1987)
A beech and leather 'Safari' chair, French, 1930s, designed by Ernö Goldfinger, with four cylindrical tapering legs, the legs rising above the height of the seat, the legs joined by cylindrical stretchers at various heights, the adjustable back formed of leather stretched over a frame and attached to the top of the rear legs, the seat formed of leather panel with leather straps attaching it to the rear and front stretcher, a leather built is attached at the front of each side stretcher, and another belt is attached to the two rear legs, possibly these are later additions to improve structural integrity, the chair originally with two leather straps between the top of the front and back legs to form armrests, all leather elements were replaced in the 1970s.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Ernö Goldfinger (1902-1987) and Ursula Ruth Blackwell, Mrs Ernö Goldfinger (d.1991), formally acquired in 1994.
Makers and roles
Ernö Goldfinger (Budapest 1902 - 1987), designer