Collection: George Mulhauser

The formation of American Industrial Designer, George Mulhauser - Education and Early Career

George Mulhauser (1916-2002) was an American industrial designer best known for his work in the mid-20th century, particularly for his collaboration with the furniture manufacturer Plycraft. Born in Kansas, Mulhauser attended the Pratt Institute in New York City where he studied industrial design. After graduation, he worked for various design firms, including Norman Bel Geddes Associates and the Museum of Modern Art.

Collaboration with Plycraft and Iconic Designs

In 1953, Mulhauser joined Plycraft, a furniture company based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, as their chief designer. It was during his time at Plycraft that Mulhauser created some of his most iconic designs, including the Mr. Chair and Mrs. Chair. These chairs were groundbreaking in their use of molded plywood and featured organic curves and angles that were both visually striking and comfortable to sit in.

Influence on Mid-Century Modern Design and Recognition

Mulhauser's designs for Plycraft were highly influential in the mid-century modern design movement and helped to popularize the use of molded plywood in furniture. His work was featured in a number of exhibitions, including the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, and he received several design awards throughout his career.

Later Career and Teaching

After leaving Plycraft in 1968, Mulhauser continued to work as an industrial designer, creating products for companies such as Herman Miller and Steuben Glass. He also taught design at the University of Bridgeport and the Pratt Institute.

Legacy and Continuing Influence of Mulhauser's Designs

Today, Mulhauser's designs are highly sought after by collectors and are considered to be some of the most iconic examples of mid-century modern furniture design. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of designers and his contributions to the field of industrial design remain highly influential.

Rare Mid-Century Modern Wingback "Mr. Chair" Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's
Rare Mid-Century Modern Wingback
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Rare Mid-Century Modern "Mrs." Lounge Chair in Walnut & Original Vinyl by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960s
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Rare George Mulhauser for Plycraft "Mr. Chair" Wingback Lounge Chair and Ottoman, USA, c. 1960's
Rare George Mulhauser for Plycraft
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Mid Century Modern Bentwood Ottoman Paired Well w/ Lounge Mr. Chair for Plycraft by George Mulhauser, USA, c. 1960's
Mid Century Modern Bentwood Ottoman Paired Well w/ Lounge Mr. Chair for Plycraft by George Mulhauser, USA, c. 1960's-ABT Modern
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Set of Two Rare George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mr. Chair Wingback Lounge Chairs with Matching Ottomans, USA, c. 1960s
Set of Two Rare George Mulhauser for Plycraft Mr. Chair Wingback Lounge Chairs with Matching Ottomans, USA, c. 1960s-ABT Modern
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Mid Century Modern Bentwood "Mr. Chair" Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's
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Mid Century Modern "Mr. Chair" & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's
Mid Century Modern
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Mid Century Modern Mr. Chair Lounge Chair & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's
Mid Century Modern Mr. Chair Lounge Chair & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's-ABT Modern
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Rare Mid Century Modern Recliner Attributed to George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960s
Rare Mid Century Modern Recliner Attributed to George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960s-ABT Modern
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Mr. Chair Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Original Mustard Knit Fabric by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's
Mr. Chair Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Original Mustard Knit Fabric by George Mulhauser for Plycraft, USA, c. 1960's-ABT Modern
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