ARTHUR UMANOFF IRON AND LEATHER WINE RACK FOR SHAVER HOWARD
CONTACT US HERE ABOUT THIS ITEM.
An upright iron and leather wine rack designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. The solid iron frame supports two butcher block shelves and 60 new leather straps to hold 30 bottles of wine or liquor. The lower shelf can hold an additional nine bottles comfortably or possibly a plant. It's a great piece for the kitchen, bar, or dining room and works well in any modern space.
The wrought-iron and slat furniture—chairs, tables, bars, and bar carts—that most people recognize as Umannoff's work were produced by Shaver Howard, a company he designed for from 1954 into the '70s. A firm called Storkline produced some of his Shaver Howard pieces on a reduced scale as children’s furniture in 1961, dubbing the collection "Little Shavers." The inclusion of a miniaturized rattan bar raised eyebrows in the press, but Umanoff deflected criticism by referring to it as a "milk bar."
Work for Madison Furniture Industries of Canton, Mississippi, began in 1963. Umanoff's clock designs for the Howard Miller Clock Co. of Zeeland, Michigan, first appeared in 1964. During the '70s his designs are produced by an increasing number of companies including Directional, Thonet, Dillingham Furniture, Rouse/Jackson, and David Morgan. In addition to Tony Paul, Umanoff maintained a good friendship with designer Ben Seibel.
- 14ʺW × 11ʺD × 67ʺH
- Mid-Century Modern
- Shaver Howard
- Arthur Umanoff
- PLACE OF ORIGIN
- United States of America
- ITEM TYPE
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
- CONDITION NOTES
- overall good condition. We have replaced all of the leather straps and the shelves and frame show some signs of age and previous use.