The simple and practical ‘Kone’ chair was easily made by curving a flat piece of plywood. Buyers could also choose a chenille or cushioned tweed cover for greater comfort. The Kone chair was designed in Sydney by Roger McLay in 1948 and made by him and later Descon of Sydney between 1951 and 1962. Inexpensive, light and versatile, plywood was a popular material for furniture after World War II.
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