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Continuing in the museum:
In contrast to furniture design at this time in Europe, where the steel tube cantilevered chair was appearing, and to the design movements in California, J.R. Davidson confined himself to simple wooden furniture and upholstered armchairs. His own armchair design from the early 1920s, brought to Los Angeles from Berlin, formed the starting point for all his chairs. In keeping with contemporary tastes for the countryside, he also designed a beautiful series of bamboo and rattan armchairs, table and loungers, which were integrated into the Berkson Ranch houses, Encino (1939). In a few houses, such as the James Vigeveno house, Ojai (1941), as well as in the Case Study House #11 , much of Davidson's original furniture is still preserved.
Photo: Tony Mastres
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