Arthur Umanoff

Arthur Umanoff was an American designer who studied at Pratt Institute in the 1950’s

His very first furniture designs were produced by Post Modern Ltd a company he was a partner in in the early 50’s. At the very start of his career he was involved in all phases of the design process from concept to prototyping and use testing through to merchandising and marketing.

These Post Modern Ltd designs were marketed and distributed by Elton, along with work by Tony Paul. In 1954 he started designing for Shaver Howard producing the Wrought Iron and Wooden Slat chairs, tables bars and bar carts for which he is best known. He will continue designing for Shaver Howard through to the 70’s.