Brown Jordan, the American brand of luxury outdoor furnishings is celebrating their 75th anniversary with the launch of the Walter Lamb Aluminum Collection. To commemorate this milestone in the company’s history, Brown Jordan has decided to bring back its most iconic collection in a contemporary and elevated version.
“We are thrilled to be reissuing the memorable collection that launched Brown Jordan into the brand that it is today,” says Gene J. Moriarty, President/CEO of Brown Jordan. “The craftsmanship and versatility that was revered in the original line has been a core tenet in all of our collections that have followed.”
When the original Bronze Collection was released in 1947, the series translated the Mid-Century design sensibility to the outdoors, as the country’s post-war boom led to the growth of the outdoor furniture market. The Bronze collection is still highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts today.
“Walter Lamb was instrumental in helping establishing the brand DNA for Brown Jordan,” says Stephen Elton, Chief Brand Curator at Brown Jordan. “The Bronze collection helped define American leisure furniture, and we are thrilled to honor that timeless vision.”
Santa Barbara-based Walter Lamb conceived the idea for the original Bronze collection in partnership with founders of the Brown Jordan brand, Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan. Working with salvaged bronze and brass piping from sunken naval ships at Pearl Harbor, Lamb managed to create elegant patio furniture. His use of materials was revolutionary in both in concept and design at the time.
Building on the beloved attributes of the original version, the Aluminum Collection has expanded its offerings in terms of shape, size, color and finish. Aluminum allows the pieces to be corrosion resistant, extremely durable and lightweight. In addition, Walter Lamb Aluminum provides 21 different finish options, and a variety of table sizes/table tops (glass, wide plank teak in natural or driftwood) all at a more affordable price point. Also available will be three different rope colors: Neptune (denim blue), Pebble (concrete gray) and Coal (charcoal).
Walter Lamb Aluminum will be available at all Brown Jordan showrooms nationwide starting in 2020.