Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mahogany Armchair – Restored

Paul Laszlo Armchair

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Description

Sculpted form and graceful curves from top to bottom. The subtle Eastern inspiration adds just enough flair without crossing over to full on Asian Modern. Subtlety is the clear philosophy here. Just like a Hollywood starlet, this armchair has a gorgeous profile. Every time we walk past this Paul Laszlo for Brown-Saltman creation, we notice something new. The tapering splayed legs bisect at the back with curved arms that not only raise up, but flare outward to accommodate the extra wide seat. The proportions of this solid mahogany armchair are playful, elegant and quite uncommon.

To compliment the cerused mahogany wood, our 30-year experienced in-house master upholsterer chose an authentic Knoll wool to elevate this piece to pure perfection. Seat and back have been restored by our in-house upholsterer in Knoll wool fabric. Frame has been left in original condition age appropriate imperfections. Made by Brown-Saltman of California, circa 1950s.

About Paul Laszlo: (6 February 1900 – 27 March 1993) was a Hungarian-born modern architect and interior designer whose work spanned eight decades and many countries. Laszlo built his reputation while designing interiors for houses, but in the 1960s, largely shifted his focus to the design of retail and commercial interiors. In 1948, he joined with George Nelson, Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi to design for the Herman Miller company. The furniture lines presented by Herman Miller from 1948 have been called the most influential groups of furniture ever manufactured. Nevertheless, Laszlo was not pleased with the arrangement and the relationship ended in 1952. Starting in 1941 and continuing for over 25 years, Laszlo maintained his design studio at 362 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. He rented the entire building from the owner when it was still incomplete and he immediately took on the task of designing the interiors, the exterior details and all of the furniture complete with fabrics. The studio also had a small area showcasing his work and helped him achieve even greater prominence. He designed department stores for Bullock’s Wilshire, Goldwaters, Robinson’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Halls (Crown Center, Kansas City), Hudson’s Bay and Ohrbach’s. Also, he designed many of the casinos and showrooms in the Howard Hughes-owned hotels in Las Vegas. Paul Laszlo achieved further fame with his elegant bomb shelter designed for John D. Hertz in conjunction with the United States Air Force. He also conceived “Atomville,” a futuristic underground city.

H 27.5 in. x W 28.5 in. x D 23.5 in. x 16.5 in SH
Seat and back have been restored by our in-house upholsterer in Knoll wool fabric. Frame has been left in original condition age appropriate imperfections.

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