Practical Equipment Ltd, known later simply as PEL, was the leading manufacturer of modernist tubular steel furniture in Britain. Established in Rounds Green, Oldbury, near Birmingham the company was formed in 1931 by Tube Investments Ltd, a steel tube company actively seeking to develop new markets for their products and keen to emulate the success of German furniture company Thonet. Critically acclaimed projects that commissioned work from PEL in the 1930s included the BBC’s Broadcasting House, Wells Coates’ luxury flats at Embassy Court in Brighton, and the De Le Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea.
Pair of PEL chrome counter-levered chairs with arms.
Model number 16.
Stylish pair of Art Deco Arm Chairs.
Tubular steel construction with black leather covering.
The leather is in very good conditioning.
The chrome has some pitting consummate with age
PEL was a leading British manufacturing company specializing in tubular steel furniture.
They provided furniture for the BBC and the Del Le Warr Pavilion circa 1931
PEL stands for ‘Practical Equipment Limited’
I have included two images of the PEL companies cataloged for reference.
Would be willing to sell the chairs separately.
Measurements; Height to back 78 cm Height to seat 47 cm Width 57 cm