Educated in the Bauhaus tradition of interdisciplinary design, Norman Cherner became interested in housing as industrial design and
designed several homes before turning his attention to furniture.
Cherner's furniture designs include the "multi-flex" modular storage system, the "Konwiser Line" of furniture and lighting, and moulded plywood seating for Plycraft which he designed in 1958. The moulded plywood ‘Cherner Chair' became his most recognized design and is found in furniture collections worldwide.
Norman Cherner studied and taught at the Columbia University Fine Arts Department and was an instructor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At the same time he also began his own practice, embarking on a lifetime exploration of architecture and furniture design.
Text in first paragraph courtesy of Cherner Chair Co.