Rapson Forty-Eight

Defined by a silhouette that’s simple yet impossible to overlook, Rapson Forty-Eight is an attractive addition to the Rapson family of furniture. Around a table or across a bar, in the home or workplace, this midcentury masterpiece invites people to take a seat, get comfortable, and enjoy its expertly crafted seat, available atop a wood base or steel base in three accommodating heights.

Designer - Ralph Rapson

Specifications and Downloads

Side Chair

Wood Base

RP48-SS

W 22"
H 31.75"
D 22.5"
SH 18"

Side Chair

Steel Base

RP48-SS

W 19.5"
H 32"
D 21.25"
SH 18.25"

Bar/Counter

Counter, Four Leg Steel Frame

RP48-SC

W 19.75"
H 35"
D 20.75"
SH 24"

Bar/Counter

Counter, Four Leg Maple Frame

RP48-MC

W 18.5"
H 35"
D 20"
SH 24"

Bar/Counter

Bar, Four Leg Steel Frame

RP48-SB

W 20"
H 41"
D 23"
SH 30"

Bar/Counter

Bar, Four Leg Maple Frame

RP48-MB

W 19.5"
H 41"
D 20.5"
SH 30"

Back Graphics

Back Graphics
Scat (SC)

Back Graphics
Riff (RF)

Back Graphics
Improv (IM)

Back Graphics
Bebep (BB)

Leland Wood Finishes

Semi-Transparent
Arctic II (16M)

Semi-Transparent
Ink II (18M)

Semi-Transparent
Limelight (33M)

Semi-Transparent
Caribbean II (48M)

Semi-Transparent
Soda Red (46M)

Semi-Transparent
Tangerine (40M)

Semi-Transparent
Ice Blue (47M)

Solid
Oxford II (49M)

Solid
Dolphin II (50M)

Solid
Oyster (45M)

Transparent
Neutral (15)

Transparent
Medium (13)

Transparent
Classic Mahogany (21)

Transparent
White Wash (30)

Transparent
Espresso (23)

Transparent
Transparent Black (29)

Transparent
Graphite (25)

Powder Coats

Powder Coats
Sterling (ST)

Powder Coats
Warm Grey (WG)

Powder Coats
Cool Grey (CG)

Powder Coats
Black (B)

Powder Coats
White (W)

Powder Coats
Matte Gold Rush (MGR)

Powder Coats
Matte Mercury (MMR)

Powder Coats
Matte Mineral (MMN)

Powder Coats
Matte Burnish (MBN)

Powder Coats
Matte Foundry (MFN)

Powder Coats
Matte New Penny (MNP)

Textured Powder Coats
Black Textured (BT)

Textured Powder Coats
Grey Textured (GT)

Textured Powder Coats
White Textured (WT)

Premium Textured Laminate

Premium Textured Laminate
Blueberry Tart Wilsonart® (Y0354-60)

Premium Textured Laminate
Oxidized Silver Wilsonart® (Y0393-60)

Premium Textured Laminate
Chili Powder Wilsonart® (Y0337-60)

Premium Textured Laminate
Marmalade Wilsonart® (Y0338-60)

Premium Textured Laminate
Copper Alloy Wilsonart® (Y0387-60)

Standard Solid Laminate

Standard Solid Laminate
Fiji Nevamar® (SB0300)

Standard Solid Laminate
Brittany Blue Wilsonart® (SB0300)

Standard Solid Laminate
Moss Gray Pionite® (SG240)

Standard Solid Laminate
Navajo Red Pionite® (SR505)

Standard Solid Laminate
Fresh Papaya Nevamar® (S8001)

Standard Solid Laminate
Forsythia Pionite® (SY913)

Standard Solid Laminate
Kool Kiwi Nevamar® (S5057)

Standard Solid Laminate
Honey Plantain Nevamar® (S4025)

Standard Solid Laminate
Spicy Flavors Nevamar® (S8002)

Standard Solid Laminate
Cafe Sienna Nevamar® (SO3300)

Standard Solid Laminate
Designer White Wilsonart® (D354-60)

Standard Solid Laminate
Platinum Wilsonart® (D315-60)

Standard Solid Laminate
Black Pionite® (SE101)

Veneers

Veneers
Natural Walnut Matte (08M)

Veneers
Natural Maple (11)

Textiles

Selected Variations

Rapson Forty-Eight Side Chair

Rapson Forty-Eight Wood Side Chair

Rapson Forty-Eight Wood Side Chair

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Rapson Forty-Eight Bar Stool

This is Rapson Forty-Eight

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Signed, Rapson

The Forty-Eight collection is based on original sketches from the Rapson archive from 1948. The collection’s angular base supports the tapered shape of the back and embraces the strong architectural features found in Rapson’s sketches. In 1948, the materials Rapson explored were an innovation to the market. This includes curved plywood, as well as HPL surface materials.

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Signed, Rapson

The Forty-Eight collection is based on original sketches from the Rapson archive from 1948. The collection’s angular base supports the tapered shape of the back and embraces the strong architectural features found in Rapson’s sketches. In 1948, the materials Rapson explored were an innovation to the market. This includes curved plywood, as well as HPL surface materials.

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Ralph Rapson and colleagues working

 

Rapson Forty-Eight In Use