Drexel Sun Coast Buffet designed by Kipp Stewart – 1958
Drexel Heritage has been a producer of quality home furnishings for over 100 years. Established in 1903, the company pioneered the concept of partnering with outside designers to conceptualize new collections in the 1950’s. For example, California modernists Kipp Stewart and Stewart McDougall worked with Drexel Heritage to create modern collections including the Declaration and Sun Coast lines.
I was fortunate to land a couple of pieces of the hard-to-find Sun Coast last week and they are currently on display (and available for sale!) in The Purple Moon’s showroom. Gorgeously crafted from cherry with iconic mid-century stars on the painted cabinet doors these beauties are a true sight to behold.
Drexel Sun Coast China Cabinet designed by Kipp Stewart – 1958
Designer Kipp Stewart’s furniture designs have been produced not only for Drexel but by other manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Asia and are in use by major corporations, the United Nations, the Ford Foundation, the White House, hotels throughout the world and many residences. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
Stop by The Purple Moon and check these out soon – I doubt they will last very long!