It should come as no surprise that poolside bombshell Brown Jordan Furniture was founded in sunny SoCal. Founded in Pasadena in 1945 by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan, Brown Jordan is known for taking indoor-caliber luxury outdoors. Using strappy latticework and powder-coated frames, vintage Brown Jordan garden and patio furniture is prepped for sun, fun, and H20. We personally deem their modern lines downright tan-worthy! Want to learn more about Brown Jordan patio sets? Ahead, we break down their most iconic pieces to date!
First up? The Tamiami Chair. Designed by Hall Barsely in 1948, the Tamiami Chair features a wavy aluminum frame wrapped with colored vinyl straps. The chair’s simplicity makes it a fantastic vehicle for color—a point that isn't moot with Brown Jordan. Over the years, the Tamiami Chairs has come in a rainbow of colors, including hot pink, tangerine, and electric yellow. Another classic Brown Jordan chair is the Sol y Luna chair, which was designed by renowned designer Dan Johnson for Brown Jordan. If you notice a similarity between Johnson’s Gazelle Chair and the Sol y Luna, you’re right on the money. The Gazelle chair was actually first designed for Brown Jordan. However, high production costs pushed the Gazelle Chair into early retirement. A compromise was found in the Sol y Luna, a slight adapation of the original Gazelle. If you love the style of this particular Brown Jordan chair, it also comes in a chaise lounge version. And as long as we’re talking classic Brown Jordan patio furniture, there’s no avoiding talking about the Venetian Grotto collection. Among the most ornate Brown Jordan outdoor furniture that you’ll find, the Venetian Grotto collection features cast aluminum chairs with shell-shaped backs and ornate bergere style legs. Cushioned seats can be found in a wide variety of fabrics—from stripes to solid colors with contrasting piping—ensuring that you’ll find a pair to suit your style, whether you're aiming for Mediterranean, French Riviera, Palm Beach, (or Palm Springs!) chic.