A pair of armchairs by Betty Joel (1894-1985), known as Savoy Lounge Chairs, having been designed for the Savoy Hotel Group, circa 1930. See illustration plate 27, in Betty Joel, Celtic Spirit from the Orient by Raymond Foulk.
This pair have been refurbished in a grey, soft to the touch linen. The black arms have been re-ebonised. Both the seats and backs are still pocket sprung, according to their original design. A stylish and comfortable pair of chairs, by this distinguished British designer of the Art Deco era.
Betty Joel (pictured) designed furniture, textiles and interiors, and had shops in Sloane Square and Knightsbridge. The Studio Magazine featured her work between 1927 and 1937.