Arthur Umanoff Made This, Right?

Good morning,

Well, we are still wearing life jackets around here, along with tethering ourselves to a tree when we go outside.  Between the wind and rain, it is a big blur outside.

I was in the shop yesterday and not only did I suddenly smell the scent of skunks nearby, the wind and rain were in full force that I decided they were all signs to get back indoors.  My shop has very tall, very old, trees surrounding it and I was just sure that one or two might come crashing down.  So far, so good, but considering how many trees are down in our area from the storms, I am going to err on the side of caution.

Today I just want to share a really cool mid-century stool that Alyssa brought to me a few weeks ago.

Old Arthur Umanoff Stool - www.turnstylevogue.com 

Old Arthur Umanoff Stool - www.turnstylevogue.com (5)

Although it doesn’t have any identifying stamps, I can only believe it is a true Arthur Umanoff – a designer from the 1950’s that produced some very unique pieces.

 

Source:  Mid2mod.com

 

Old Arthur Umanoff Stool - www.turnstylevogue.com (7)

Old Arthur Umanoff Stool - www.turnstylevogue.com (8)

Old Arthur Umanoff Stool - www.turnstylevogue.com (2)

Mine appears to be missing the rush backing (unless he designed some without it, but I don’t think so.)

I don’t mind the look though.

Old Arthur Umanoff Stool - www.turnstylevogue.com (3)

Here is what it originally looked like…

Source:  Artnet.com

And here are a few of his other pieces…

 

 

Source:  1stdibs.com

 

Source:  Nickhaus.com

Source:  mdbarchitects.com

While my home is more craftsman farmhouse glam (I TOTALLY just made that up) I think it is important to keep a good balance.  It is a tease to the eye – where you can’t exactly define your style except to say you just decorate with things you love.  So, I am thinking a set of these would be great at our breakfast bar.  We have been looking for some replacements for what we have now.

Source:  Etsy.com

What do you think?  Do you like his work?  Would you put it in your home? 

Be inspired,

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Comments

  1. I really like the rocker and the bench I would paint them though. Stay dry…….. our winter has been brutal can’t wait for spring to come.

  2. I think their lines are lovely. A simple clean yet organic look. Your chair is beautiful even without the rush, but oh! with, is wonderful.

  3. Great chair, love the seat. That rocker is something and I love the title of your decorating style!

    Cynthia