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The Maloof Rocker

One of the most celebrated woodworkers and furniture designers of the 20th century, Californian Sam Maloof plied his craft from the early post-World War II era through 2009, the year of his passing.

Jim Harrold

So original were his designs for chairs, tables, and stands that the world at large coined a new term: “Maloof style.” Sam’s furniture exhibits lean, graceful lines, sculpted parts that seamlessly blend into each other, and joints that evoke beauty as well as strength and durability. The Maloof rocker shown here is by far the most iconic piece created by this artist.

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April-May 2017

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