Danny Ho Fong was a Chinese American furniture manufacturer. He was born in Canton and professionally active in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Waive Chaise on display at MoMA 1966
Waive Chaise on display at MoMA 1966
Woven Rattan and Steel by Danny Ho. House Beautiful - June 1968
Woven Rattan and Steel by Danny Ho. House Beautiful – June 1968

Fong settled in California in the 1930s and subsequently founded TropiCal which became a leading producer of Rattan furniture. During the 1960s Fong was considered one of the best contemporary designers of Rattan furniture. Today most of the furniture is made in factories in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Rattan rocker by Danny Ho. Features low arm-rests and wide seat
Rattan rocker by Danny Ho. Features low arm-rests and wide seat. Home Beautiful – January 1960

Awards | Recognition

He won the AID’s International Design Award, one of his pieces has been placed in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Set of Six Wicked Chairs by Danny Ho Fong
Set of Six Wicked Chairs by Danny Ho Fong

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Fong, D. H. Danny Ho Fong. Wave Chaise. 1966: MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/4745.

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