Dan Johnson for Hayden Hall of Alhambra

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At the Start

“It’s always interesting to us to see how an artist’s or designer’s work changes and mutates over the years. This is one of Dan Johnson’s earliest designs, made for the manufacturer Hayden Hall of Alhambra, California. The form is classic California mid-century—the blond wood, the cantilevered shelf, and the cutouts in the organic design legs. Johnson is most famous for his later bronze work, especially the ‘Gazelle’ chair, which has been made even more famous by the fact that Brad Pitt has a ‘Gazelle’ dining room table and chairs. But this work is even rarer, although mass-produced, because it was only made for one year.”

Patrick Parrish
Mondo Cane, New York City