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A super pair of mid century armchairs by Remploy. Black metal frames, teak arms and a super standard of manufacture. Vintage furniture at it’s very best!
Founded in 1945 by Ernest Bevin, the Minister for Labour, Remploy began life with the opening of the first factory in 1946 in Bridgend, South Wales. First into production was a range of furniture and violas, and the company’s original workforce was made up mainly of disabled ex-miners and the aim was to give disabled people a chance to support themselves and earn a decent income. In 1946, the factory network was growing, and the company renamed themselves Remploy, taken from the literal term ‘re-employ’. The Second World War was over by this point, and soldiers were returning home, many badly disabled and scarred from war. Remploy provided them with employment, and the ability to function in the recovering country. Today, they remain as one of the largest employers of disabled people in the UK.
Structurally sound lounge chairs in original vintage condition with, as you’d expect, some signs of age and use.
We have a number of these at present. Please enquire if you’d like more than 2 chairs.
W61 x D70 x H68cm