The Lane Acclaim line of furniture is one of our favorites, and it’s enjoying increased popularity as collectible yet functional furniture nearly 60 years after its introduction in 1959.
Designed by Andre Bus, it was created to straddle the allure of modernity with the comfort of tradition. Lane pulled off that balancing act with sleek, Danish-leaning lines and the deft use of walnut and fruit wood. The dovetailing of the two woods on the top of each piece has become iconic.
Lane positioned the mainstream modern line cleverly: craftsman quality at furniture store prices. And their marketing worked well, with untold pieces sold during its run. It became a bona fide bestseller in 1963 and endures in its appeal all these years later.
Some of those pieces are easily found (finding them in excellent condition can be another matter), while others like the pivoting coffee table are more rare.
Further reading on the Lane Acclaim line:
- MassModern: The Acclaim Collection
- Retro Renovation: Vintage Lane Acclaim Catalog with lots of original line drawings
- Pinterest boards dedicated to Lane Acclaim
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