Skip to main content

Harvey Probber Furniture

Harvey Probber (USA, 1922–2003)

A popular designer who had his heyday from the late 1940s into the 1970s, Harvey Probber is one of the post-war American creative spirits whose work has been recently rediscovered by collectors. His designs are by-and-large simple and elegant, but his signal achievement was to pioneer one of the key innovations of mid-20th century furniture: sectional, or modular, seating.

     Even as a teenager, the Brooklyn-born Probber was making sketches of furniture designs — and selling them to Manhattan furniture companies. He began working as a designer for an upholsterer once he finished high school and, apart from a few evening classes he took as an adult at the Pratt Institute, he was self-taught about design and furniture making. After wartime service — and a stint as a lounge singer — Probber founded his own company in the late 1940s. A lifelong familiarity with the needs of New York–apartment dwellers doubtless sparked his most noteworthy creation: a line of seating pieces in basic geometric shapes — wedges, squares, half-circles — that could be arranged and combined as needed. Modular furniture remained the core idea of Probber’s business throughout his career.

     As a self-trained designer, Probber was never wed to any particular aesthetic. He preferred simple lines for their inherent practicality, but often used hardware to enliven the look of his pieces, or added elements — such as a ceramic insert in the center of a round dining table — that was visually interesting and could serve as a trivet. He gravitated toward bright fabrics with attractive, touchable textures that might be satin-like or nubbly. Above all, Probber insisted that the products that came out of his Fall River, Massachusetts, factory be built to last. “The quality of aging gracefully,” Probber once told an interviewer, is “design's fourth dimension.” This quality he realized: Probber furniture is just as useful and alluring now as it was when made — and maybe even more stylish.

Applied Filters17 results
Creator:Harvey Probber
Dealer:ReMod Gallery
17
to
Item Location
17
17
17
16
1
5
11
16
11
11
6
6
17
17
17
17
17
17
65
52
21
16
Rare Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs and Ottoman Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
This is a rare pair of large scale Harvey Probber lounge chairs with one matching ottoman. These are perfect candidates for your magnificent new upholstery which we can assist you wi...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Scrumptious Harvey Probber Enameled Door Credenza Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Cabinet or dresser featuring inset high-fired enamel-on-copper doors with a richly colored floral decorative motif. Dark mahogany case with brass pulls and sabots; white-lacquered in...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Stunning Harvey Probber 4-Seat Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Harvey Probber 4-seat sofa. This stylish sofa was re-upholstered about 15 years ago and still looks great-light cleaning recommended.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Magnificent Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert Curved Sofa Ottoman Table Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Harvey Probber Nuclear Sert curved sofa with matching circular ottoman and triangular table. This sofa set is to die for fabulous-just check out how cool the large curved...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery, Mirror

Magnificent 9-Piece Harvey Probber Caramel Brown Leather 'Cubo' Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Harvey Probber caramel brown leather 'Cubo' sectional sofa nine sections of Harvey Probber designed 'CUBO' modular seating. Set includes six seating units and three ottomans. The sec...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Handsome Harvey Probber 2-Piece Nuclear Sert Sectional Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Harvey Probber 2-piece Nuclear Sert series sofa sectional. This piece will need to be re-upholstered-fabric is worn and dated and foam is hardening. This sectional measure 2...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Stunning Pair of Harvey Probber Chunky Leg Slipper Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Magnificent Harvey Probber Rosewood Decagon Bar Table Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Harvey Probber rosewood decagon bar lamp table. This piece is in wonderful vintage condition-possibly the nicest one we have ever seen in original condition. The rosewood...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Rosewood

Handsome Harvey Probber Two-Piece Nuclear Sert Sectional Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome Harvey Probber 2-piece Nuclear Sert sectional sofa. This piece will definitely need to be reupholstered but all those wonderful Probber bones are in good condition. This sof...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Handsome Harvey Probber Small Chest Cabinet Nightstand Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome small-scale chest or side table designed by Harvey Probber.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Stunning Pair of Harvey Probber Brass Inlaid Terrazzo Top Side Tables Midcentury
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of three-legged Harvey Probber side or end tables with original hexagonal terrazzo top with inlaid brass. Sculpted bleached mahogany legs with bleached mahogany suppor...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Terrazzo, Mahogany

Wonderful Harvey Probber Terrazzo Brass Inlay Top Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful three-legged Harvey Probber side or end table with original hexagonal terrazzo top with inlaid brass. Sculpted bleached mahogany legs with bleached mahogany supports. We do...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Terrazzo, Mahogany

Stunning Signed Harvey Probber Two-Piece Sectional Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning signed Harvey Probber two-piece sectional sofa. This sectional retains its original upholstery which shows light wear and fading-we do recommend re-upholstery. We just love ...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Harvey Probber Ebonized X-Base Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Set of six X-base dining chairs by Harvey Probber. Brass hardware contrasts and compliments the dark ebonized mahogany. Cushions are in nice vintage condition and are easily reuphols...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Brass

Rare Pair of Signed Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Fabulous Seven-Piece Signed Harvey Probber 'Cubo' Sectional Sofa
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Cubo sectional sofa designed by Harvey Probber. Measurements are per piece. Seven sections comprised of, four straight, two corners and one ottoman. Measures: Seat height 16". Pieces...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Stunning 2 Piece Harvey Probber Sectional Sofa Mid-century
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful 2 piece signed Harvey Probber sectional sofa. This piece is in vintage condition with it's original floral tapesty fabric. The fabric does show some wear to the corners but...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Related Items
Rare Pair of Signed Harvey Probber Cube Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Gorgeous Pair of Harvey Probber Style Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Fabulous Pair Harvey Probber Style Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid-century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Handsome Pair of Harvey Probber Style Cube Arm Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Fantastic Probber Style Angular Arm Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Harvey Probber Swivel Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid-century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pristine Pair of Probber Style Cube Club Chairs Chrome Base, Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Stunning Pair of Harvey Probber Chunky Leg Slipper Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Exciting Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1950s American Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Slipper Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Fabulous Pair of Tufted Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Handsome Pair of Danish Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harvey Probber Furniture

Materials

Faux Leather, Walnut

Creators Similar to Harvey Probber