I have been buying and selling vintage furniture, lighting, and decorative art for over twenty years, concentrating primarily on post war "modern" or mid-century modern design. However, I don't limit myself to one aesthetic, or one period of design. Unlike most dealers, I buy only the things that I love, and would actually live with myself.
This website is not intended to be an e-commerce site. Instead, it's meant to give an idea as to the things that I buy, sell, and love. Some pieces may still be available, others, not. If you see
anything here that you are interested in, my contact information is below. Please feel free to contact me to inquire about availability and pricing.
I'm also available to give confidential evaluations of items that you may have for sale, and am always interested in purchasing individual pieces or entire collections. I'm also available to advise clients on building their collections.
Customers include Bergdorf Goodman, J. Crew, Polo / Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Architect Peter Marino, numerous Interior Designers and Decorators, and many, many others.
—Christopher J. O'Hayre
MID CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE
MODEL C5 CHAISE LOUNGE
Klaus Grabe model C5 chaise longue, designed 1948.
The Bauhaus Educated Grabe left Germany in the 1930s along with many other alumni and professors of the legendary design school. He traveled first to Mexico, where he joined Bauhaus friends Josef and Anni Albers, and Hannes and Lena Meyer. Grabe then moved to New York, where he began to design the simply-constructed plywood furniture that he is best known for. Many of these designs utilized surplus webbing from the war. Others, such as Jens Risom, utilized these surplus materials in their early post war designs as well.
This chaise is new production, custom made by Luna modern.
Quantities available upon request. Also available in white, red, blue, grey, yellow, and green, but we can use virtually any color
We offer free delivery on most of our items within the Long Island or Greater NYC, northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts areas. Please inquire for further details. We also offer free professional packing and shipping within the Continental United States on our smaller items.
CHRISTOPHER J. O'HAYRE
Providence, Rhode Island
(By Appointment Only)