November 17, 2015
Restored Palo Alto chair
This poor chair! It had been badly reupholstered many years ago in vinyl by its' previous owner, and as you can see, the tufted back cushion did not hold up well over the years!
It's called the Palo Alto chair, and it was designed by California designer Byron Botker and produced by the Landes Manufacuring Company in the 1970's. Which makes sense, because it is pure disco era!
We brought it back to life with a complete restoration, and reupholstered it in black leather.
Our research discovered that this chair is part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.