Get ready for a little SIZZLE in your SWIVEL with these incredible vintage swivel lounge chairs by Russell Woodard!!! This pair of beauties are comprised of sculptured polished aluminum frames and handsome chrome pedestal bases. Their curved backs sweep down and around to form the arms in a rather curvaceous bucket shape. The bucket seat is perched atop a fabulous chrome swivel base. Yes… we know… most of these Woodard aluminum tulip-shaped chairs have the same aluminum base patterned as the bucket seat and can be used outside; however, this set has the original pedestal chromed base that would not be suitable for the out of doors. They will, however, be very suitable and look wonderful in your sunroom, living room, family room, entryway, bedroom, or any room you choose! Plus… we do have one back cushion to use as a pattern for the back cushion which we will provide upon purchase. These fabulous barrel swivel chairs are the epitome of mid-century modern magnificence and are sure to make a fashionable statement in your home!!!
For over 150 years, Woodard has been one of the industry leaders in classic outdoor patio furniture design, manufacturing, and distribution. They are committed to building modern outdoor to timeless classic outdoor and patio furniture. Lyman E Woodard purchased a lumber mill in Owosso, Michigan in 1866 and he and his three brothers founded Woodard Brothers which was a company that manufactured wood furniture, window blinds, door and window sashes, and caskets. In 1882 they created a second company called The Owosso Casket Company and in 1890 Lyman bought his brothers out of that company. Between 1890 and 1900 Lyman’s three sons and his son-in-law joins the business and in 1902 Woodard Brothers opened a planning mill and two more factories in order to make shipping more convenient. Lyman Woodard passed away in 1904 and his three sons and his son-in-law take over. In 1934 due to the Great Depression there was a depletion of hardwood and pine, so the company switched from caskets to making metal outdoor furniture. In 1938 the second and third generation Lee Woodard and his sons start Woodard and Sons where Lee is both a designer and creator of metal and wrought iron furniture. He drew National recognition for his work. Lee’s three sons Joseph, Russell, and Lyman II were all responsible for making their lines nationally and internationally known. After the war, in 1956 the Sculptura chair and the company thrived. In 1962 they introduced the Mayfield collection, and the First Lady Jackie Kennedy purchased from that collection. 1994, The Sculptura chair was added to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection and in 2016 Woodard celebrated its 150th Anniversary. They continue to produce sought after furniture today.
This pair of aluminum frame & chrome base barrel swivel chairs by Russell Woodard bears unmatchable vintage style, supreme comfort with just the right “swivel,” and the reputation of an iconic designer!! They simply MUST be YOURS!!!