Fabulous and Ficks Reed!! This is a WONDERFUL vintage lounge or club chair by John Wisner for Ficks Reed. Comprised of stout rattan with a gorgeous woven raffia back. It retains its original Ficks Reed tag and its warm and lovely finish which has aged to perfection. This chair is from Ficks Reed’s Far Horizons collection by John Wisner which was introduced in 1954. It is designed with sturdy crossbars under the seat, arm stretchers, and the front of the chair features double rattan bars. The rattan arm bars are held with rattan ties that extend from the front and back legs and wrap around the arm. A Super cool feature! And both ends of the arms are capped with brass tips with a purposeful patina. Rattan ties cover the top back seat corners and front corners of the seat base, and it looks FABULOUS! It features loose back and seat cushions wearing a lovely coral fabric PLUS, it’s very comfortable… in part due to the S springs that have been covered with a new whiter canvas deck covering. The design of this awesome Campaign style lounge chair is classic allowing it to work with many decor aesthetics and styles from traditional to mid-century modern. It will be wonderful in your living room across from your sofa, in your sitting room next to a lovely floor lamp, or in a family or game room.
The Ficks Reed Furniture Company was originally established by Louis Ficks as the National Carriage and Reed Company in 1885. For over 125 years they built their reputation manufacturing high quality furniture using wicker, rattan, woven peel, bamboo, and selected hardwoods. They furnished both residential and commercial environments including prestigious hotels, clubs, restaurants, and resorts. They collaborated with world renowned designers including icons such as Paul Laszlo, John Wisner, Dorothy Draper, Paul T. Frankl, and others. Every piece of Ficks Reed furniture is hand worked to the highest quality which maintained their legacy as a leading manufacturer. Ficks Reed closed its manufacturing facilities in Cincinnati Ohio in 2011.
John B. Wisner graduated from Parson’s School of Design, 1935. He was first employed as a designer at W & J Sloane, Dorothy Draper, Inc. Soon after, he established his own firm in 1952 and commissioned to design furniture for the Ficks Reed Company as well as serving his own clients. He was noted for his “Far Horizons Collection” for Ficks Reed which was introduced in 1954. Mr. Wisner passed away in 2007.
This is a fabulous Far Horizons rattan lounge chair exuding Campaign style excellence, superb comfort, and it has a solid reputation from an iconic designer and manufacturer. It has it all… so what are you waiting for? Make it yours!!