History of the Lotus Chair


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The Lotus Chair was designed in 1969 while Daniel was living in Topanga Canyon, California. In 1970, he moved his design activities to Soquel, California, where he built a workshop in an old lumber yard. It was in this shop that a series of designs in leather and steel were created.

The Lotus Chair's leather sling gives a hammock-like support and the flexible solid steel frame provides a gentle rocking motion.

From 1969 to 1979, Daniel made over 300 pieces of furniture in 30 different styles. He then moved on to other projects until 2009 when Scott and Joanna Nadeau of Ten10 Designs in Los Angeles approached him with an interest in his furniture. With their inspiration and the realization that there was a broad interest in his vintage chairs he reestablished his workshop in Santa Cruz and since that time, with the help of his son Samuel, has recreated several of the original designs and developed new designs as well.


Commissions in the Design World


Ten10, Los Angeles, CA

Schoos Design, West Hollywood, CA

Pivot Interiors, San Jose, CA

Totokaelo, Seattle, WA

Spence & Lyda, Sidney, Australia

Brooke Voss Design, Minneapolis, MN

SOG Interiors, Riga, Latvia

Aubrey Maxwell, San Francisco, CA

Current and Past Display Sites


Lawson-Fenning, Los Angeles, CA - current display

Original in Berlin, Berlin, Germany - current display

Agency, Santa Cruz, CA - current display

Bloomberry, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Future Perfect, San Francisco, CA

Ten10, Los Angeles, CA

Topanga Canyon, CA

Monterey, CA