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The iconic “loop” chair created by interior designer Frances Elkins (1888-1953) is moving outside. Created by Robert Willson and David Serrano, owners of L.A.-based Downtown, the charming, made in Los Angeles version has a price tag of $2,200 and comes in more than 200 colors of powder-coated steel. The idea for a modern, patio-friendly edition of the loop chair came from a set decorator who told Willson of similar chairs on the set of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Downtown spent two years working with a custom fabricator to adapt the carved-wood silhouette into durable steel, making sure the proportions accurately reflected the original version. “We added perforated mesh for the seat,” says Willson. “I like this look because the perforations relate to the loops.” downtown20.net — Debra Prinzing