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Bronze 'S Chaise' by Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan, c 1970s, Signed

$6,800
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Sculptural 'S'-Chaise longue by Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan, circa late 1960s to mid 1970s and is signed with an early Brown Jordan label. This curvy collectors piece features a tubular bronze frame light verdigris patinated finish and has been newly re-strung with woven sail cord, a braided cotton with a nylon core to prevent stretching. This new cording retains the integrity of the design while allowing the lounger to be fully functional and enjoyed for years to come. Excellent collectors piece as this example is signed with an early Brown Jordan label which is rare to find. This beautiful early production example of Walter Lamb's work is made of high quality materials and the kind of craftsmanship that no longer exists. Beware of new production examples, the ones that have been made in recent years by DWR are NOT of the same construction and do not carry the collectibility value or quality in materials and construction as the original early production versions. Many online listings are incorrect and falsely list a newer set as being original. This sculptured bronze "S-Chaise" lounge chair by Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Post-Modern, Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. MEASUREMENTS: 33" H x 68" W x 28" D CONDITION: Excellent condition. Seat newly restrung and the frame features light patina throughout. Ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    Walter Lamb (Designer),Brown Jordan (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm)Width: 68 in. (172.72 cm)Depth: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    c 1970s
  • Condition
    Rewoven. Newly restrung with cotton rope cording. Bronze frame has light patina. Ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330228576202

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Designer

Walter Lamb

Forward-looking architect Walter Lamb is best known for his revolutionary and widely loved patio furniture — he salvaged metal tubing from sunken ships in Pearl Harbor in the 1940s to create alluring chaise longues and other pieces for the backyard. His vintage furniture designs have been adorning patios worldwide for almost a century.

Trained as an architect at the University of California Berkeley campus, Lamb found himself in Hawaii during the 1940s. This period was a time of growth for furniture designers and manufacturers, as veterans were returning to the United States, getting married and starting families. These folks needed practical furniture for their new homes, and as the movement we now call mid-century modern took shape, imaginative architects and furniture makers would fill that need. Lamb was one such innovator.

Lamb worked the shaped tubing and fittings he’d gathered from battleship wreckage into proper frames and wrapped the structures in marine-grade cotton cording to create comfortable, element-proof outdoor furniture. Today his patio furniture has an esteemed place in the history of design. In fact, furniture enthusiasts are eager to restore and collect his iconic aged furniture rather than purchase reproductions.

Postwar California would become reputable as a manufacturing center for versatile furniture intended for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Seating, tables and other items — often made with rattan — produced by the likes of McGuire and Brown Jordan became a defining feature of organic modern living, a style that still characterizes many California interiors and influences innumerable design firms. Pasadena’s then-new Brown Jordan picked up Lamb’s designs, which eventually included dining tables, side tables and coffee and cocktail tables. And along with these furnishings, Lamb's sculptural vintage seating — his curvaceous lounge chairs and armchairs with cotton cord seats — while perfect for your fire pit, shouldn’t be relegated to outdoors-only settings.

Lamb received much acclaim for his work. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recognized his 1940s-era outdoor furniture for Brown Jordan with a design award.

On 1stDibs, find a noteworthy collection of vintage Walter Lamb furniture.

About the Seller
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such designers as Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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