Custom Illuminating Pink Velvet Chaise by Steve Chase from Chase Designed HomeAutomaton Vintage Furnishings
Invest in a piece of design history with this channel tufted chaise longue by Steve Chase. Recently procured from an extraordinary coastal cliff top home in Laguna Beach which was custom designed in it's entirety by prolific Southern California based designer Steve Chase.
And as an added feature, this piece was recently selected (and reupholstered) to dress the set of Ryan Murphy's second season of American Crime Story for FOX. This season is based on the murder of Gianni Versace. The set decorators selected a vibrant salmon pink crushed velvet for this particular chaise / daybed and reupholstered it specifically for the show. Be sure to watch this season for two reasons: First, it is sure to be an exciting season and storyline, and secondly to see this Steve Chase chaise longue make it's debut on a blockbuster TV Show with other amazing set design by Matthew Ferguson.
Work on the Chase house, where this daybed was procured, began in the early 1980s and was expanded and completed by the end of that decade. Chase performed as the interior designer as well as being involved through the construction phase from start to finish. Every piece of furniture, built-in cabinetry, millwork, hearth and shelving was custom-made to fit precisely to the home, featuring a generous amount of Lucite, which Chase was well-known for incorporating in his work, including an impressive three inch thick solid Lucite banister running up a curved stairwell. The owners developed a close friendship with Chase and they travelled together on numerous occasions.
This custom designed daybed / chaise longue was originally part of the exquisite bedroom, which as you can see in the photos provided, was uniquely Chase. This piece embodies Chase's signature design aesthetic, as described in his own words; deliberate, unexpected and with touch of humor. Featuring channel tufting, which is particularly on-trend right now, this sumptuous chaise has deep comfortable seating for kicking back and relaxing. But the most remarkable feature of this chaise is the illuminated base which can be plugged in at the back and once switched on it casts a warm glow of the light giving it a soft yet luminescent radiance.
So get your hands on a fragment of an incredible story with this time honored chaise longue you can regale about to your guests for years to come. This piece can be used in a living room, den, family room, media room, office or bedroom. It would also be an Apt choice for a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium.
29.5" H x 99" W x 40" D
Seat height 16"
Excellent condition. Recently reupholstered in pink crushed velvet fabric.