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Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Austrian, American, 1886-1958

Born in Vienna, Paul Frankl came to the United States in 1914 as part of a wave of Central European design luminaries — among them Kem Weber, Rudolph Schindler, and Richard Neutra — who were drawn by the energy and optimism of the American scene. Prolific and protean, Frankl would go on to design furnishings that are emblematic of nearly every key stylistic chord in American modernism, from the streamlined Art Deco to free-form organic shapes.

Frankl's Skyscraper cabinets, bookcases and more — introduced in 1924 — are his earliest and best-known designs (and the work by which he is most often represented in institutions, such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art). Tall and narrow, the pieces have staggered shelves meant to mimic the setbacks of Manhattan office towers. A later visually expressive line — the Speed chairs and sofas, which have a raked profile suggesting motion — links Frankl to Donald Deskey, Raymond Loewy and other creators of Streamline Moderne design.

Frankl moved to Los Angeles in 1934 and luxuriated in the climate and lifestyle. His designs became lighter and simpler and found an audience among the Hollywood élite. (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire were clients.) Fascinated by Asian arts, Frankl produced numerous pieces — tabletops with edges that curve upward; sofas, chairs and other seating with rattan frames — inspired by Chinese and Japanese forms and materials. In the 1940s, Frankl became one of the first designers to incorporate free-form, biomorphic shapes in his work, as well as novel upholstery fabrics such as denim and nubby wool.

Frankl biographer Christopher Long argues that the designer’s easy, elegant aesthetic had an enormous influence on movie set design. As the furniture below attests, Paul Frankl’s work is ready for its close-up.

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Creator: Paul Frankl
Paul Frankl Cork Coffee Table Model 5021 for Johnson Furniture 1948
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Large-scale round cork top coffee table model #5021 designed by Paul Frankl for the Johnson Furniture Company. The table features four bold square contrasting legs in solid mahogany ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl, Coffee Table, Cork, Mahogany, USA, 1950s
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in High Point, NC
A mahogany and beige-lacquered cork coffee table designed by Paul Frankl and produced by Johnson Furniture Company, USA, 1950s
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl, Organic Coffee Table, Cork, Mahogany, USA, 1950s
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in High Point, NC
An organic mahogany and lacquered cork coffee table designed by Paul Frankl and produced by Johnson Furniture Company, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Vintage Reeded Bamboo Biomorphic Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl, Ficks Reed
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible vintage biomorphic bamboo coffee table attributed to Paul Frankl. Top is ever durable light wood laminate. Table is in great vintage condition overall with the top havi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Paul Frankl Mahogany Coffee Table with Cork Tops Johnson Furniture c. 1940s/50s
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Camden, ME
Classic Paul Frankl cork coffee table in original color with the rosewood stained maple frame and two cork laminated tops on a Greek key designed base for Johnson Furniture of Grand ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Cork, Lacquer

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture cork top cocktail table
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Ferndale, MI
Paul T. Frankl designed a large collection of mid century modern pieces for Johnson furniture . Introduced after the war this table is a fine example from that collection . Origina...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Cork

Restored Original Paul Frankl Surfboard Style Stacked Rattan Legs Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage 1940s restored Paul Frankl "surfboard" shaped coffee table. Also known as "amoeba" or "kidney" shaped, featuring stacked rattan legs. Dimensions: Height: 16" Length: 13.5" ...
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1940s Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Classic Mid Century Cork Cocktail Table By Paul Frankl
By Paul Frankl
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Iconic 1940’s Design by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Classic Elemental from Cocktail Table with thick Natural Cork Top supported by three Architectural Mahogany shaped legs wit...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Cork

Paul Frankl Cork Top Coffee Table or Bench
By Paul Frankl
Located in Atlanta, GA
Curvaceous Cork Top Coffee Table or Bench, designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, American, circa 1940s. This piece has been recently refinished and is ready to use.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Cork

Paul Frankl Low Cork Table/Bench 1940’s Fot Johnson Furniture Co.
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Hudson, NY
Paul Frankl low cork table / bench 1940’s manufactured by Johnson Furniture Co. fully restored.
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1940s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl Coffee Table, C. 1948 for Johnson Furniture Co
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Hudson, NY
Lacquered cork, lacquered mahogany original condition. Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Co.
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1940s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman Black Lacquered Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
By Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency black lacquered oak coffee table By Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman USA, 1940s Measures: 47.75"W x 21"D x 16.5"H. Newly refi...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Lacquer

Paul Frankl American Mid-Century Square Cork Top Cocktail / Coffee Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century square cocktail / coffee table with a cork top and cork veneer, resting on four squared legs. (PAUL FRANKL).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl Designed Stepped Coffee Table for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl, Brown Saltman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a Paul Frankl designed coffee table for Brown Saltman. Ebonized cerused oak, with glass, table top, and has a step down design, with a shelf below.
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Oak

Paul Frankl Cork Coffee Table for Johnson Furniture Co
By Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paul Frankl’s cork furniture pieces are among his longest-lasting contributions to American modernism and are highly sought after to this day. This rare example cork top coffee table...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl Low Cork Table
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Asian-inspired form with cork-wrapped top above dark-stained mahogany base. This piece is designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson furniture company from the post war period.
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1940s American Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl Black Stepped Coffee Table for Brown Saltman
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Paul Frankl noted for his "skyscraper" designed furniture of the 1930s, took a different direction on this design for the Brown Saltman Company. This elegant round table has an inver...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Oak

Paul Frankl, Low Coffee Table, Painted Cork, Stained Mahogany, 1940s America
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in High Point, NC
An all original coffee or cocktail table designed by Paul Frankl and produced by Johnson Furniture Company in the 1940s. An off-white/yellow painted cork-top is mounted on a base in ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Paul Frankl, Organic Coffee Table, Cork Top, Mahogany Base, 1950s
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in High Point, NC
A very rare cork top coffee table or cocktail table by Paul Frankl for American manufacturer Johnson Furniture Company, circa 1955. The playful cork top features a tear-drop shaped ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Asian-Inspired Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Cork Top Bench or Low Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in San Francisco, CA
An Asian-inspired midcentury Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture cork top bench or low table with open wood supports; the elegantly long rectangular cork top with flared ends raised on...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork

Paul Frankl Midcentury Rosewood Cocktail Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Dallas, TX
Greek Key design cocktail table. New French polish finish. Interior shelves.
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1950s American Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Paul Frankl Cork Coffee Table, 1951
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Frankl. Coffee table. Johnson Furniture Company, USA, circa 1951. Lacquered cork, lacquered mahogany. Dimensions: 60 D x 14.25 H inches. Rare lacquered cork coffee t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cork, Mahogany

Paul Frankl Cloud Coffee Table in Natural Cork and Bleached Mahogany Model #5005
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Dallas, TX
This is an early iconic cloud coffee table model #5005 designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company in 1951. It is in very good condition with a natural waxed cork top and bleached mahogany legs and retains the manufacturer's stamp underneath. Perfect to achieve the look of Emmanuel de Bayser's internationally published apartment. It will pair well with your Jean Royere Polar Bear...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

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Paul Frankl coffee and cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Paul Frankl coffee and cocktail tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paul Frankl coffee and cocktail tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original coffee and cocktail tables by Paul Frankl were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider coffee and cocktail tables by Warren Platner, Vladimir Kagan, and John Widdicomb. Prices for Paul Frankl coffee and cocktail tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,495 and can go as high as $36,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $8,500.

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