Jack Rogers Hopkins, Extended Edition Armchair, USA, 1969

Jack Rogers Hopkins, Extended Edition Armchair, USA, 1969

Jack Rogers Hopkins, Extended Edition Armchair, USA, 1969

Jack Rogers Hopkins (1920-2006) was a pivotal figure in the California Studio Design Movement during the late 1960s, advocating for more sculptural, natural, and free-flowing forms in furniture. His laminated wood pieces often integrated multiple functional elements within singular designs, showcasing an almost otherworldly aesthetic.

Hopkins, recognized as a significant yet underrepresented member of this movement, shared similarities with Wendell Castle, utilizing adventurous woodworking techniques like stack lamination. Alongside his California contemporaries, Hopkins contributed to modernism with a Golden State sensibility that prioritized comfort and approachability. His works, featured prominently in exhibitions such as California Design Eleven (1971) at the Pacific Art Center in Pasadena and “Jack Rogers Hopkins, California Design Maverick” at the Sam Maloof Foundation, exemplify his futuristic style while emphasizing the intrinsic qualities of wood, as seen in pieces like the “Edition” Chair, characterized by swooping, aerodynamic lines. Hopkins’ “Edition Chair” was designed in 1969 with a limited edition of 5 produced between 1969 and 1971.

Hopkins is also featured prominently in “Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam:, Rizzoli 2008/16.

28.50h x 54w x 27d in
72.39h x 137.16w x 68.58d cm

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