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Paul McCobb for Planner Group Dining Table in Maple
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group, dining table model 1522, maple, United States, 1950s Dining table
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Chicago, IL
Clean-lined coffee table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Solid rock maple top with four conical legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
H 15.25 in W 32 in D 32 in L 15.25 in
Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Side Table - Pair
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Side Table - Pair Each side table measures: 19 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb For Planner Group Maple Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Model 1522, maple dining table by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon, is iconic midcentury
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Coffee Table
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century coffee table The table measures: 60 wide x 18 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Planner Group Drop-Leaf Table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Solid dining table with two leaves by Paul McCobb as part of the Planner Group of furniture for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood, Birch

Low Planner Group Coffee Table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
A rare low round Planner Group coffee table by Paul McCobb, in excellent condition in clear maple.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century 2 Tier Corner Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb For Planner Group mid century 2 tier corner table The table measures: 30 wide x 30
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wood

1950s Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Planner group side table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Maple

Mid-Century Coffee Table by Paul McCobb for Planner Group
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Raleigh, NC
Mid-century minimalistic coffee table designed by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, USA. This low
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Square Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century square coffee table Coffee table measures: 32 wide x 32
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Drop Leaf Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century drop leaf dining table This table is 52.5 wide x 40 deep
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Drop Leaf Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century drop leaf dining table. This table measures: 22 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Beautifully Refinished Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful solid wood coffee table. From the Planner Group line designed by Paul McCobb for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Square Coffee Side Tables by Paul McCobb Planner Group for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, maple, coffee or side/end tables by Paul McCobb, Planner Group for Winchendon
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Expandable Drop-Leaf Dining Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Berlin, DE
Restored Paul McCobb "Planner Group" drop leaf dining table with for Winchendon Modern with two
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple

Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Maple "Step" End Tables
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture #1589 Step Tables, 1950s-1960s. End Tables
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Paul McCobb Iron and Birch Tables, Planner Group, 1950's
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Round Rock, TX
An early pair of Paul McCobb iron and birch side or occasional tables designed for Winchendon
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Iron

1940s Paul McCobb for Planner Group Round Coffee Table, Unmarked
By Winchendon, Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Charleston, SC
Newly refinished Early solid maple 36” round coffee table. Designed by Paul McCobb for his Planner
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb "Planner Group" Maple Side Table with Iron Base for Winchendon Furni
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic side table designed by Paul McCobb for his "Planner Group" line that he collaborated for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Desk by Paul McCobb, Planner Group
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic midcentury desk designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon's "Planner Group". Maple wood
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Ebonized Maple Side End Tables
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Classic Mid-Century Modern, maple side tables by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Extension Dining Table, Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern extension dining table By Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Extension Dinette Table, Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern extension dinette table or game table By Paul McCobb for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Mid Century Expanding Dining Table with 2 Leaves
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Planner Group mid century expanding dining table with 2 leaves This table
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb Planner Group Iron and Reed Side Table
By Winchendon, Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Garnerville, NY
Pair of Planner Group side table designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Circa 1955. Featuring a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Planner Group Solid Maple Drop Leaf Dining Table, 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern solid maple drop-leaf dining table By Paul McCobb for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Drop Leaf Dining Table, Refinished
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Measures: 56.25"W x 36"D x 29"H. With
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Planner Group Drop Leaf Dining Table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. Made for his world-renowned "Planner Group" series (produced from 1950-1964), the solid American maple
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group End Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul McCobb end table in maple for Planner Group line makes an ideal side or lamp table. Elegant
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb for Planner Group End Table
Paul McCobb for Planner Group End Table
H 20.25 in W 32.5 in D 32.5 in
Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Coffee Table or Bench, Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern coffee table or bench By Paul McCobb for Winchendon
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch, Lacquer

Rare Paul McCobb Blonde Planner Group Extension Table with Six Chairs
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Ferndale, MI
Paul McCobb designed dining table with six matching dining chairs from the Planner group series for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Iron and Maple Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern coffee table or bench By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Birch Dining Table, Newly Restored
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern birch extension dining table By Paul McCobb for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Birch

Paul McCobb Planner Group Solid Maple Drop Leaf Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern solid maple drop-leaf dining table By Paul McCobb for
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Solid Birch Corner Desk, 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Measures: 35.5"W x 35.5"D x 28.25"H. Good original vintage
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Dining Table, 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish Mid-Century Modern extension drop leaf dining table By Paul McCobb for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

1950's Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk & Chair Set
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Southampton, NJ
original 1950's from the Planner Group series, this scarcely seen set with original tag has been fully hand
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Original Paul McCobb Planner Group Model 1580 Maple & Wrought Iron Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Vintage Paul McCobb Planner Group for Winchendon Model 1580 Maple & Iron Coffee Table. Featuring a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Maple Side Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Long Island City, NY
Maple Side Table by Paul McCobb for Planner Group with tapered legs.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Tables for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Paul McCobb design Planner Group side tables for Winchendon Furniture. Original matched
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Maple

Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Three-Drawer Tall Night Stands
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Wilton, CT
Designed by internationally known contemporary designer Paul McCobb, we offer this very special
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Modernist Drop leaf Planner Group Bar Cart Table by Paul McCobb . wood & iron
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Midcentury bar cart #1250 designed by Paul McCobb for planner group collection, circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Writing Desk
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid maple, with original brass hardware. Measures: 47.75"W
Category

Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black and White Lacquered Writing Desk, Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black and white lacquered solid maple, with brass hardware. Measures: 48"W x
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid maple, with original brass hardware
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Planner Group Side Table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
great as a side table, coffee table or night table. The table is from the Planner Group and made for the
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Maple

Planner Group Side Tables by Paul McCobb for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Planner Group series side tables designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Tables are in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Planner Group Birch and Iron Coffee Table or Bench, 1950s
By Winchendon, Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern coffee table or bench By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern dining table. A stunning table designed by Paul McCobb for his
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Table
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Table
H 29.25 in W 66.25 in D 37 in
Paul McCobb Planner Group Black and White Lacquered Double Pedestal Desk, 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Solid black and white lacquered birch, with brass hardware
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black and White Lacquered Writing Desk and Chair
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
McCobb for Winchendon furniture, "Planner Group". USA, 1950s Black and white lacquered solid maple
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Toledo, OH
Paul McCobb Planner Group coffee table for Calvin Furniture, Co. Walnut coffee table with a single
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb End Tables Perimeter Group for Winchendon Furniture Co. 1950
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture Company, 1950."Perimeter Group" beech wood and leather
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Leather, Beech

Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Baltimore, MD
Original, handsome, Classic, midcentury coffee table designed by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Planner Group Side Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Wallkill, NY
Usual size Paul McCobb for planner group occasional side table. Measuring: 24 in W x 18 in D x 20
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb "Planner Group" Dining Table
By Winchendon, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
master with this fantastic adjustable dining table from his iconic "Planner Group" for New England's
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Maple

Paul McCobb Planer Group Maple Wrought Iron Side Table
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal, mid century modern, side table by Paul McCobb for Planner Group features a wrought iron
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Mccobb For Planner Group Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mccobb for planner group table for your home. Frequently made of wood, maple and metal, every mccobb for planner group table was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the mccobb for planner group table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right mccobb for planner group table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made mccobb for planner group table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and Planner Group are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mccobb For Planner Group Table?

A mccobb for planner group table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,965, while the lowest priced sells for $550 and the highest can go for as much as $8,500.

Paul McCobb for sale on 1stDibs

The single aesthetic attribute of vintage Paul McCobb furniture is that the designer completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest — McCobb’s chairs, desks and dining tables are made of solid wood, usually maple or birch, often paired with frames and legs of wrought iron; the cabinets are traditionally scaled; the seating pieces have historic antecedents such as the Windsor chair — his mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.

You could call the Massachusetts-born McCobb a man of parts. As a furniture designer, his work combined the attributes of many of his now better-known peers. 

Like the work of Bauhaus designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, McCobb's furniture had purity of form and line. Like the designs of Florence Knoll and George Nelson and his associates, McCobb’s work was efficient and purposeful. And even like George Nakashima, he was adept at interpreting traditional forms, in particular those of chairs, for the 20th century.

More than any other designer besides Russel Wright, with his ubiquitous ceramic tableware, McCobb was arguably responsible for the introduction of modern design into middle-class American households — if for no other reason than that he designed the 1952 set for the original Today show. 

McCobb, a repeat recipient of the Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art, also designed cohesive lines of furnishings, such as his best-known Planner Group, that gave homes an instant “look.” He designed for several companies, most notably Directional, which was home to McCobb’s Origami chair

In 1949, in partnership with New York furniture salesman B.G. Mesberg, McCobb set up the Directional Furniture Company, a​ brand known to vintage mid-century modern furniture collectors everywhere. Directional opened its doors after McCobb created the high-end Directional Modern line of sofas distributed by the New York-based Modernage Company. Directional also produced designs by other legends such as Paul Evans and Vladimir Kagan

As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a decor: an essential.

Find vintage Paul McCobb credenzas, bookcases, nightstands and other furniture on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you.

The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more .