Wendell Castle, USA, circa 1969

"Molar Settee" in red, gel-coated, fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Designed and made by Wendell Castle, Rochester, New York, circa 1969. Distributed by Beylerian.

My colleague Evan Snyderman has spent much of the past twenty years educating the public about Wendell Castle’s experiments in plastics in the late 1960s. Of the three sizes of the mass-produced and quasi-successful Molar series, the settee is my personal favorite. The white versions, such as the example in MoMA’s permanent collection, are the most common, but they also show their age. This rare example in red is in superb condition.

52" L x 32.5" W x 25" H
132.1cm L x 82.6cm W x 63.5cm H