March 04, 2016

Before & After: Jerry Johnson Sling Rocking Chair

This vintage sling rocking chair was designed by Jerry Johnson, circa 1964. This pieces was not in terrible condition when it arrived at our shop, but the fabric was old and worn, and it was time for an upgrade.

The lines on this rocking chair are amazing - the frame is walnut, with a contoured bentwood back that flows 'like a ribbon through air'. The sling seat is suspended, providing a hammock-like comfort. All the original hardware was intact, including the original dowels.

Our research on this piece uncovered the actual patent that Jerry Johnson filed - found here!

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