Tessa T1 Swivel Armchair – Fully restored with Warwick Leather


Tessa T1

Out of stock



The Tessa T1 was Designed by Fred Lowen for Tessa and won the Dunhill Design Award in 1970.

The T1 has the Same structure and solid frame as the Tessa T21 , with the main difference being the back of the chair is a little more classic in design.

Recently Restored Teak coloured frame with stone coloured leather, Colour is a little subjective and appears darker in the evening light.

*The 2 chairs left have been used a little, around the workshop and have some minor signs of use.

New High Density Foam.

Upholstered with Heavy Commercial Warick leather:

“Warwick La Casa is a surface grain leather, lightly buffed, pigmented and embossed to create
a refined understated texture. La Casa combines soft touch characteristics with
everyday practicality for use in both heavy commercial and domestic applications”


Circa 1970s

Background Information

Designed by iconic AUSTRALIAN furniture designer Fred Lowen for Tessa Furniture. Tessa Furniture ceased trading as of June 2019, making these pieces even harder to find

Condition & Dimensions

76w x 91d x 92h cm

Fully restored Frames, New Heavy Commercial Leather and New High Density Foam.

Frames are solid on Both, As you can expect with the T1.

The 2 chairs left have been used a little, around the workshop and have some minor signs of use.



*Please note. We do our best to accurately describe the items condition. However, as we mainly deal with vintage items 30-60 years of age our opinion of the condition may differ to yours, or on occasion we may fail to notice some things. Please do your own due diligence as all sales are final.


All pieces are stored in Nerang and can be viewed by Appointment.


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