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.
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
Topanga Canyon, CA