Weekend / Stuff
Chaise lounge by Robert Lewis (the granddaddy of the California tubular metal and rope garden furniture)
The Robert L. Lewis studio was located in the El Paseo and Casa de la Guerra in downtown Santa Barbara. Walter Lamb worked for Lewis and legend has it that Lamb was caught in Lewis's backyard tracing a pattern from a Lewis chair.
The resemblance is pretty obvious when comparing Lamb's later designs for Brown Jordan.
Image: Pegboard Modern
Kipp Stewart for Terra takes us one step further on the Lewis lineage. Apparently, Stewart worked for Brown Jordan making Walter Lamb furniture, then in the late 70s embarked on a venture of making his own line of remarkably similar garden furniture.
Read the dirt here.
Image: LA Times (1977), via Straylight