Here is an early Don S. Shoemaker chair design from the late 50′s. This chair is very unique; it was part of Don S. Shoemaker´s personal collection at his home in Santa Maria de Guido.
The wood used to produce this chair is known locally as “azulillo”, a tropical tree extinct by now. The chair has beautiful carvings; Don liked very much to use carvings in his designs. Take a close look at the legs, as they are shaped in a very peculiar form.
Here is a video dated 1986 about Don S. Shoemaker and his shop (SEÑAL, S.A.) in Santa Maria de Guido. This video will give you an idea about his furniture production at the time as well as some of his most known designs, including carved pieces.
Thanks to Dick Shoemaker, you may watch this video from YouTube:
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