Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 2/1/2013 2:00:00 AM
Past and present join hands in the latest seasonal selections from Brown Jordan. The past: Cricket II, a reissue of the1979 folding chair by Henry Glass, flaunts a frame of powder-coated aluminum that collapses to less than 1 inch tall. The sling seat is Suncloth, aproprietary textile incorporating Sunbrella solution-dyed acrylic. The present: Richard Frinier’s Sway series in powder-coated aluminum. Seating is inset with UV-resistant thermo plastic-polyester mesh; aluminum or glass tops the tables. Somewhere in between: Kattan II, designed in 1956 by Tadao in ouye and refreshed by Frinier with machine-formed brass and Suncloth straps. Frames of the rocking and lounge chairs, ottoman, and tables develop a rich patina or retain their original sheen through occasional polishing.