To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, Brown Jordan is reissuing its iconic mid-century 'Walter Lamb Aluminum Collection' with modern, elevated materials to withstand the elements.
"We are thrilled to be reissuing the memorable collection that launched Brown Jordan into the brand that it is today," commented Gene J. Moriarty, President/CEO of Brown Jordan. "The craftsmanship and versatility that was revered in the original line have been a core tenet in all of our collections that have followed."
When the original Bronze Collection was released in 1947, the series translated the mid-century design sensibility to the outdoors, as the country's post-war boom led to the growth of the outdoor furniture market. The Bronze collection is still highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts today.
"Walter Lamb was instrumental in helping to establish the brand DNA for Brown Jordan," added Stephen Elton, Chief Brand Curator at Brown Jordan. "The Bronze collection helped define American leisure furniture, and we are thrilled to honor that timeless vision."
Santa Barbara-based Walter Lamb conceived the idea for the original Bronze collection in partnership with founders of the Brown Jordan brand, Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan. Working with salvaged bronze and brass piping from sunken naval ships at Pearl Harbor, Lamb managed to create elegant patio furniture. His use of materials was revolutionary both in concept and design at the time.
Building on the beloved attributes of the original version, the Aluminum Collection has expanded its offerings in terms of shape, size, color, and finish. Aluminum allows the pieces to be corrosion resistant, extremely durable and lightweight. In addition, Walter Lamb Aluminum provides 21 different finish options and a variety of table sizes/tabletops (glass, wide plank teak in natural or driftwood). Also available will be three different rope colors: Neptune (denim blue), Pebble (concrete gray), and Coal (charcoal).
Photography: Courtesy of Brown Jordan