How to Authenticate a Orange Slice Chair?
I almost bought a used orange slice chair today for $500. It was in decent shape. It was a orange/red woven fabric. The only thing was I saw no markings. No stamp, no sticker. Nothing. I assumed it was a fake and walked away. But now I am curious. How do you know if you have an authentic orange slice chair by Mr. Pierre?
I know this thread was...
I know this thread was started nearly 4 years ago, but I've just had quite a good email conversation with a lady from Artifort about the same issue. Just wanted to share some info...
"I've had a few Orange Slice chairs in my time, and often they have the Artifort metal tag. However, on some of them the tag is not present, although everything else about them screams Artifort. For example, the legs, the screws, the weight, the proportions, the quality and the round rubber feet etc. Also, they often come from sellers who say they were around £1500 new, and the reproduction chairs are so so awful. But is it this simple?
My question is, did Artifort always use metal tags, or has there been a period of using stickers, that might have fallen off... explaining the lack of a tag. "
Lady from Artifort:
"Indeed you are right. During the sixties we had the metal tags and somewhere in the seventies we have had stickers....Nowadays we use again the metal ones...
Often while reupholstery the products the tags/stickers are not re-installed anymore, which is a pity....this guarantees the origine of the product.
It is also a pity that nowadays so many copies are on the market, but there is a small trick I think to recognise the original Artifort Orange Slice chair; at the inside of the plastic black cap at the feet is an A....I think that copies wont have this... "