This pair of outdoor lounge chairs is just too cool!! They are called the Idyllwild Chair and designed by Jerry Johnson for Landes Manufacturing Co. circa 1968. Johnson was also involved in creating the “new” material called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC plastic which he formed into tubes and slats to produce not only the Idyllwild chair but several other bent tubular-frame designs. This pair has a Kelly-green mesh sling as well as back and seat cushions. They are adorned with white contrasting buttons. I’m going to quote an excerpt from the book California Design by Jo Lauria and Suzanne Baizerman that best describes these chairs:
Johnson’s Idyllwild Chair and Lounge Chair and Ottoman revealed the versatility of the material and its rich design possibilities. The Idyllwild Chair, made of interlocking PVC tubes rolled down at the edges, presented a casual and whimsical form, while the flowing, curved geometries of the tubular-framed Lounge Chair and Ottoman gave a move elegant and elevated presence to outdoor furnishings. Each expressed a boldness that was highly regarded by the exhibition jury.
These super cool outdoor chairs will be absolutely perfect on your patio, deck or porch. We are totally in love and know you are too. Make them yours!