Small red plastic chair ideal for the classroom or infants school or nursery made by Hille in Britain.
With a central hole in the back rest, this chair is stackable and has metal legs in either red, orange or black. The Hille makers mark is stamped into the base with a number 4 which will probably be related to the size number.
As we have more than 1 of these chairs in stock, the one in the photographs may not be the one you receive. Some chairs have marks on the seats, scratches, paint chipping or rusting on the metal legs. Some chairs have red legs, some an orangey red and a couple have black legs. Please look at the images and contact us if you need more information.
The Hille furniture company was started in the East End of London in1906 by Salamon Hille, a Russian emigrant, to renovate and reproduce eighteenth century furniture. In 1940 tragedy struck as Salamon Hille died, followed by the destruction of the North London home, factory and stores. The war had already been a challenge with reduced numbers of commissions and a restriction on timber to furniture makers. Under Ray Hille’s leadership Hille were recommended by the curator of the Victoria & Albert Museum to the City Guildhalls to repair bomb damaged furniture, collecting it in a hired van. 1961 saw Ray Hille’s second daughter Cherill Scheer joining Hille, adding a new generation to Hille’s management. Her work drove Hille’s marketing, most notably the promotion of the original Polyside chair in 1963. In 1972 Hille launched Day’s Series E range which was specifically launched for the education market featuring a range of five heights to suit all age ranges.
Please remember when buying vintage items, they will have signs of use but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item, please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures.
Product Code: 10889
Styling: Great for any Primary school or nursery, or for young children to use at home or in the garden.