The versatile Parsons Line #8211; Tables for table freaks

The Parsons Line is probably Don S. Shoemaker´s most rectilinear and functional furniture design line. This time he overlooks the charms of nature in favor of a rigorous abstract approach to design. While there were significant changes in the manufacturing techniques of the post-war time like aluminum casting and bonding hellip;

Descanso Line – “Descanso” Coffee Table and Lamp Tables

When going through the literature on American furniture designers from the Mid-Century I found interesting similarities between the lives of Don S. Shoemaker and Wharton Esherick, known as the #8220;Dean of American Craftsmen#8221;. Both started their artistic careers as painters, both were designer-craftsmen pursuing their own unique visions striving towards hellip;

Coffee Tables #8211; The #8220;Cuerno#8221; Tables

In previous posts I have already touched base on Don´s very personal style coffee table designs. I have commented on Don´s distinctive #8220;Sling#8221; coffee table, the sophisticated #8220;Elephant Lounge#8221; coffee table as well as a very rare large coffee table that he designed back in the early 1960#8217;s. Don´s coffee hellip;

Coffee Tables #8211; The #8220;Sling#8221; Coffee Table

The #8220;Sling Casuals#8221; are the classic Don S. Shoemaker furniture pieces from the 1960#8217;s to be found at auctions and galleries. Don selected the finest tropical woods for this exquisite furniture line: zebrawood, cocobolo, rosewood and granadilla. There are vintage pieces that can be found in excellent conditions. The perfect hellip;

The legendary Elephant Lounge Set

Don´s imagination had no limits. This particular design dating back to the 1960´s, is in my opinion one of Don´s most overwhelming design achievements: the legendary #8220;Elephant Lounge#8221;. The #8220;Elephant Lounge#8221; was a limited edition of 5 sets only, produced in solid tropical woods. The set itself includes three very hellip;