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Dan Johnson

San Francisco, CA

"While other postwar California furniture designers explored futuristic paraboloid forms and free-form biomorphic shapes, Dan Johnson (1918–1979) looked back to Roman antiquity to find inspiration for his signature furniture pieces.

In the mid-1950s, he moved to Rome and opened Dan Johnson Studio, designing furnishings that, as he later wrote to a friend, took “a modern approach to the ancient Roman stuff I appreciated so much.” The pieces are marked by their elegant sculptural quality."