Walter Lamb // A Totally Tubular Outdoor Collection

Following World War II, Robert Brown (Brown Jordan) sought to introduce a product utilizing reclaimed materials. Collaborating with well-known designer, Walter Lamb, these modern prototypes were crafted utilizing bronze and copper tubing salvaged from sunken naval ships at Pearl Harbor. Lamb’s’ signature ultra-cool curvy furniture pieces, lounge chairs, dining tables, benches and more, combine extruded metal frames with hand-wrapped, marine-grade, cording that is flexible enough to provide comfort but strong enough to withstand the elements. The bronze or copper frames do not rust and will develop a beautiful patina over time.

A signature pair of Lamb’s bronze lounge chairs with matching ottoman. Lamb’s collection for Brown Jordan is synonymous with cool California design and has been recognized with a MoMA design award.
Walter Lamb outdoor coffee table
Lamb’s outdoor coffee table has a bronze tubular frame and is finished off with a redwood top. The result is a gorgeous contrast between the industrial-metal frame and the natural wood top.

Walter Lamb S Chaise Lounge
Lamb’s “S” Chaise Lounge chair is one of the finest examples of the simple elegant style in the collection.

Distinctive arm styling is a classic Lamb design element shown in this bronze dining table and chairs
Walter Lamb Rocking Chair
Walter Lamb Rocking Chair, c. 1950, bronze and corded, structural bold curvilinear lines, iconic style.

Walter Lamb Bench, c. 1950. The Walter Lamb Collection was re-issued in 2009 and is available through Design Within Reach.

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