by Vanna Villa

The LOTUS Collection, by Miller Yee Fong circa 1968, is noted for the marrying of modern form with “rustic materials,” such as wicker, to fit the sophisticated yet casual California lifestyle of the 1960s. The lines are both organic and sculptural.  The Lotus is on permanent loan to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of their collection of classic designs from the mid-century.


A piece of California Mid-Century Modern history, this elegant lounge chair was recently featured in LACMA’s California Design, 1930-1965, “Living in a Modern Way” and is part of their permanent collection. Designed in 1968 by Miller Fong for the Fong Brothers, this chair exemplifies California modernism with its emphasis on indoor/outdoor living. This piece does exhibit wear consistent with age–gaps in rattan, exposed steel, and some bowing at the base. Would need some strength to eliminate the slight wobble caused by the bowing. The cushion is not original but is included with purchase.

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