Remembering Mel Smilow: Happy Birthday Dad!
This week we remember the birthday of our father and the designer of Smilow Furniture. Mel Smilow, born March 5th,1922, designed and retailed modern furniture through his six independently owned stores from 1949 through the late 1970’s.
A champion of affordable, finely crafted, modern design—his work has been recognized and coveted by collectors and well appreciated by his loyal customers for over 50 years. Now, with the reintroduction of this authentic mid-century brand, hand-crafted in America since 1949, the designs and manufacture prove to have truly stood the test of time. Today they are considered “enduring, modern, classics.”
It is with great privilege, and pride, that continuing on as a family owned business, we continue to produce this beautiful furniture reintroducing it to a new generation of consumers. Thanks Dad!
Designed in 1950 the WAC 33 (Rail Back Lounge Chair) continues to be one of Smilow’s best-selling and most loved designs. The simple lines, fine details and graceful sculptured quality of the solid wood frame create a perfect combination of beauty, pleasing proportions and comfort.