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    Charles Hollis Jones (American, b. 1945)
    Vintage Sling Chair, 1968
    Acrylic, chrome-plated steel
    24 x 24-3/4 x 29 inches (61.0 x 62.9 x 73.7 cm)
    Signed Charles Hollis Jones 1968
    RThis lot is donated by the artist Charles Hollis Jones to benefit the upcoming A+D Museum Los Angeles show "Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody"
    Heritage is pleased to offer a selection of historically important and new works by visionary designer, Charles Hollis Jones (b. 1945).
    Jones was raised on a working farm in rural Indiana during the 1950's, the youngest of 8 children. At the tender age of 16, with the blessing of his supportive parents, Jones moved to Los Angeles and founded CHJ Designs.
    Jones started designing clean-lined modern furniture using Lucite acrylic, a newly available product not commonly used previously for furniture design. The results, due to Jones terrific design sense and technical proficiency were immediately successful. His work is collected widely and his designs are a perennial favorite of interior designers and discerning collectors alike. The Los Angeles Times has referred to Charles as a "Pioneer in acrylic design" To this day he enjoys active gallery representation and a continual stream of stellar press. Hollis Jones is considered one of the most important living makers working on the West Coast from the Post-War Design era.
    Frank Sinatra, and other stars, were among Jones' first clients and important early commissions. Southern writer Tennessee Williams personally commissioned Jones to design a special chair for his use while writing, and this became the classic "Wisteria" chair (see examples on offer).
    In the 1970's Jones designed his award-winning "Edison" Lamp. Using original Thomas Edison designed light bulbs, this spare Lucite-and-steel lamp show its own inner workings to perfect impact. This stunning design won a California Design 11 competition and even special design recognition from the German Government.
    Heritage is honored to offer both vintage and new designs by Hollis-Jones to our collectors in this sale. New works include the magnificent "Tree of Life" table designed by the artist as an homage to his beloved late father, a career arborist back home in Indiana. Also on offer are examples of rare vintage works by Hollis-Jones including his sexy classic "Sling" chair (date?), the Edison Lamp (date?) and "Squiggly Wiggly" chair (date?)
    Jones' work has been featured in a number of museum collections including the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. Overall, we have gathered a selection of beautiful examples of Hollis Jones only available to the Heritage Design Collector.


    Condition Report*: A few small scuffs indicative of age and light use, this piece is a very strong historical example of the Sling Chair.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    17th Tuesday
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