These lounge chairs were created by Studio Wendell Castle for the Gannett Company in Rochester. They feature hand carved white oak frames on wheels, leather upholstery, and flip-top writing surfaces. The design was referenced in Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958-2012 published by Artist Book Foundation in 2016.
Born in Kansas, Castle (1932-2018) was a renowned furniture artist who is often credited with being the father of the American art furniture movement that took off around the 1960s. His work can be found numerous permanent collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, High Museum Atlanta, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Design Museum Ghent, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the White House, among many more.