Gunlocke

Gunlocke

An early proponent of the steam bending technique that was introduced by Thonet, Gunlocke’s origins were primarily based in corporate seating. Thanks to a deal with Western Electric in the 1920s, Gunlocke pieces gained national attention, including that of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who chose their chairs to furnish the White House. It was an apt choice, as Gunlocke furniture was indebted to Mid-Century ideals of efficiency, yet infused the style with elements of American classism, whether it be a barrel back or sumptuous oxblood leather.