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Antiques & Vintage: Walter Lamb Outdoor Furniture

January 01, 2008 2:27 AM

BY Francesca Connolly

My friend Victoria Kirk, an interior designer in NYC, recently introduced us to the work of Walter Lamb, a furniture designer who created a line for Brown Jordan in the forties. Working with salvaged bronze pipe from sunken naval ships at Pearl Harbor and yacht roping, he created prototypes of the most elegant patio furniture we’ve seen.

Below: Bronze chaise from the late 1940s; rewebbed in cotton yacht cord. $5,500 at Modest Designs.

Above: Bronze rocker with new cotton yacht cord webbing; $5,500 at Modest Designs.

Above: Rocking chaise in bronze; $5,200 at Modest Designs.