Allen Ditson and wife Lee Porzio were designers in Phoenix in the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Lee was an accomplished painter and weaver and Allen was a master furniture designer. This side table is from the artist’s personal collection and is a prototype. It is adjustable in size and in excellent condition.
Elegant occasional chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen circa late 1950’s. These examples have anodized aluminum arms that wrap all the way around the back. The frames are mahogany that has been newly lacquered and the upholstery has been done in a smooth black leather. Excellent restored condition.
Pair of chrome and marble side tables circa early 1970’s. These examples have knife bevelled Statuario Venato marble tops juxtaposed by great polished chrome bases. Price is for the pair.
Elegant Italian gondola sofa circa late 1950’s. This example has incredible tapering black lacquered legs and stretchers and is upholstered in a wonderful striped cotton linen blend.
The swooping arms and buttoned seat detailing are fantastic.
This lamp by Gilbert Watrous was the award winning design of the 1951 MoMA Low Cost Lighting Competition. The long arm balances on a magnetic ball perched on a singular rod mounted in walnut. The lamp can be rotated 360 degrees and can be used as a table or floor lamp.
Early Mies Van De Rohe for Knoll Barcelona chair and ottoman circa late 1950’s. This example has a stainless steel frame and is upholstered in a wonderfully patinated caramel leather. Price is for the chair and ottoman.
Fantastic black lacquered desk from Italy circa late 1950’s. This example has three drawers and three sliding doors for ample storage. The cross stretchers form an elegant x and the the legs have satin finished brass covers. Excellent restored condition.
Handsome 4 piece walnut and wrought iron fireplace set. Beautiful walnut inset. Wonderful patina.
Spectacular solid walnut rosewood brass and leather desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar circa early 1960’s. This desk features two tamboured solid rosewood roll tops with incredible wood graining. Three smaller drawers are also faced in solid rosewood. The hardware and hinging are polished brass and the legs and exterior structure of the desk is solid dark walnut. The center of the desk unhinges for larger work surface area. Newly refinished this desk is truly stunning.
Pair of ‘Paimio’ steamed bentwood lounge chairs by Alvar Aalto for Artek circa mid 1960’s. These iconic examples of 20th century design juxtapose natural birch with black lacquered birch and remain timeless with their beauty and simplicity.
Price is for the pair.