A sophisticated, rare pair of 1950s “Viscount” chairs designed by American architect Dan Johnson and manufactured by Kodawood Furniture. Features modern styling with a distinct beautiful design and sculpture curved solid frame. The seats, and backrest in original leatherette upholstery, lending comfort.
The contrast of the cream upholstery and the black birch wood frame is stunning, and the slender wrap-around brass rod that forms the arms adds such a touch of timeless elegance. The tapered dowel legs and floating seats provide comfort and support. Makers label (Kodawood Furniture) on underside of each chair.
They were produced and distributed by Selig and Kodawood in the US. Like Johnson’s famous Gazelle chair, this design elegant and light. Tapering dowel legs and floating seat panels are bound together by a slender wrap-around brass rod that forms the arms and supports the backrest. Classic mid-century modern styling with sturdy, solid construction. They would pair beautifully in an entranceway or provide an element of unique elegance in a living room, bedroom or office. Great for a small space…sure to make a big impression!
Condition Report: Exhibit little signs of wear, overall gorgeous surface condition, gently used with minor flaw in seat, chairs are sturdy and comfortable.
Makers Label: Kodawood Furniture, Miami, FL
Designer: Dan Johnson
Manufacturer: Kodawood Furniture, Miami, FL
Of the Period: Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin: USA
Date of Manufacture: Circa 1950s
Materials and Techniques: Birch, Brass and leatherette
Wear: Consistent with age and use
Measurements: 22” W x 18” D x 28” H; Seat Height 17.0 “