Paul Laszlo (Hungary-USA, 1900–1993)

The suave architect and interior designer Paul Laszlo made his reputation in Hollywood, where his clients included Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor. He was aligned to no artistic or design movements, relying on his own, carefully-honed instincts. From the late 1930s to the 1960s, Laszlo’s name was a byword for sumptuous modernity among members of the smart set.


Born in Hungary in 1900, Laszlo learned about quality from his father, a prosperous furniture manufacturer. He studied design in Vienna and had his technical training in Stuttgart, Germany, where, at age 27, he established an upscale design business that gained an international reputation. Nine years later, with the Nazis in power, Laszlo, a Jew, left Germany for the United States and made his way to Los Angeles. There, he established an interior design office in Beverly Hills and was pleased to find that his Stuttgart credentials carried weight. While he took many commercial assignments for American department stores, custom residential work was Laszlo’s stock in trade. He turned his hand to every element in a room, “down to the last ashtray,” Time magazine once wrote. Like his clients, Laszlo appreciated luxury — not the luxury of rare and precious materials, but the luxury of rich colors and textures, and deep comforts. He had a contemporary élan, exemplified by spaces that were bright, airy, uncluttered and up-to-date. The classic earmarks of Laszlo’s furnishings are generous proportions and, in the case of his Paddle and Plank armchairs, namesake armrests that are flat and wide, the perfect spot to rest a cocktail. His case goods, tables and dining chairs have clean, elegant lines; they are simply formed yet warm, with interesting details such as woven veneer door fronts.


In recent years, Laszlo’s designs have found a new audience among fans of his easy-going modernism. Prices are in the neighborhood of $5,000 for cabinets, and from $8,000 to upwards of $20,000 for seating pieces, which are generally found in pairs or groups of six or more. As you will see on these pages, there was a reason that Laszlo’s work was so admired in the mid-20th century: every design contributes to an environment that is comfortable and elegant — at once robust and relaxed.

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Pair of Side Tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltm...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Pair of mahogany occasional tables by Paul Laszlo refinished in dark brown lacquer.
1950s Brown Ash Cabinet by Paul Laszlo 'B'
By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
1950s Brown Ash Cabinet by Paul Laszlo 'B'
George Nakashima, Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Ash
Handsome ash cabinet designed by Paul Laszlo features six of his basket weave drawer fronts and modern shaped legs. The sideboard comes in very good original condition. Manufactured by ...
Pair of Paul Laszlo Club Chairs
Pair of Paul Laszlo Club Chairs
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Birch
A wonderful pair of Paul Laszlo club chairs for Brown and Saltman of California. On the Laszlo iconic sled base and tapper foot. The chairs are done in a cream fabric and the frames hav...
Pair of Paul Laszlo Wedge Side Tables
Pair of Paul Laszlo Wedge Side Tables
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Birch
A pair of handsome wedge side table by Paul Laszlo for Brown and Saltman. The tables have been black lacquered. The table are the same except they are from different production runs and...
Paul Laszlo Sideboard for Brown & Saltman with Paddle Handles and Lacquer Finish
Paul Laszlo Sideboard for Brown & Saltman with Pad...
Paul Laszlo, Brown and Saltman
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Wood
Paul Laszlo sideboard for Brown& Saltman with paddle handles and lacquer finish.
Paul Laszlo Mahogany Buffet/ Credenza
Paul Laszlo Mahogany Buffet/ Credenza
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
The rectangular top above two sliding doors revealing shelves and cubbys, above four drawers with "fin" detail on block plinth base- lazslo label inside drawer.
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Modern N...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Mahogany
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern mahogany nightstand or end table designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. The nightstand features gorgeous mahogany wood grain and sleek midcentury d...
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Modern T...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Mahogany
Offering an exceptional Mid-Century Modern ten-drawer tambour door highboy dresser designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. The dresser features gorgeous mahogany wood grain, sculpted...
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman "Treasure Chest" 21-...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Plastic, Mahogany
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern "Treasure Chest" 21-drawer dresser or credenza designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. The chest features gorgeous mahogany wood grain, unique sculp...
Midcentury Oak Dining Table by Paul Laszlo for Bro...
Paul Laszlo
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Oak
A very angular designed dining table with two 15" leaves with continuous aprons to match the table, so there is no gap when leaves are in use. The table legs taper from 5 1/2" at the to...
Paul Laszlo Lounge Chairs
Paul Laszlo Lounge Chairs
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of armless lounge chairs by Paul Laszlo. Olive green leather upholstery with great stitching details. Tappering legs of dark-stained oak. These chairs were custom designed for th...
Paul Laszlo Table Lamp
By Paul Laszlo, Hegnetslund
Paul Laszlo Table Lamp
Paul Laszlo, Hegnetslund
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Monumental ceramic table lamp by Paul Laszlo. This custom-made lamp features a studio-made, large stoneware base with textured relief and white glaze. Ceramic made by Hegnetslund, Denm...
Pair of Nightstands by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman
Pair of Nightstands by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltm...
Paul Laszlo, Brown and Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Mahogany
A pair of nightstands with a cantilevered top and 'glove box' drawer with paddle form pull. By Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. American, circa 1950.
Brown Saltman Mahogany Coffee Table by Paul Laszlo
Brown Saltman Mahogany Coffee Table by Paul Laszlo...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany
Exquisitely shaped mahogany coffee table designed by Paul Laszlo. The top floats on the base. The legs have nickel plated sabots. The designer utilized the light and dark bands of the m...
Paul Laszlo Club Chairs
Paul Laszlo Club Chairs
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rare pair of club chairs by Paul Laszlo. Impressive pair of club chairs with massive sculpted side supports of dark-stained wood. Deep cushion seats that appear to float above the floor...
Paul Laszlo Side Table
Paul Laszlo Side Table
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Architectural structure in black stained wood with inset rust-colored leather top. A very rare Laszlo form, most probably a one off design.   
Paul Lazslo Basketweave Dresser for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s Dressers
An oak basketweave dresser designed by Paul Lazslo for Brown Saltman.
Paul Lászlo Console Table
Paul Lászlo Console Table
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Lucite
Custom designed architectural console table. Ebonized wood frame with floating top of thick slab Lucite with bevelled edges. Lucite top has been replaced and wood has been touched up an...
Paul Laszlo Side Table
Paul Laszlo Side Table
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Paul Laszlo, rare custom side table. Paul Laszlo, dark stained wood and architectural form with front cut-out. Two top supports hold a thick floating glass top. From a private residence...
Paul Laszlo Cocktail Table
Paul Laszlo Cocktail Table
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Paul Laszlo custom table of dark stained mahogany. Shaped elements joined to form and abstract "H" shape. Thick, curved glass top insets into the structure. Paul Laszlo metal label affi...
Paul Laszlo Cocktail Table
By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo Cocktail Table
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Architectural cocktail table by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Dark stained mahogany top floating on two rectangular side supports. Recently refinished and signed on underside.
Paul Laszlo Wood Cocktail or Coffee Table
Paul Laszlo Wood Cocktail or Coffee Table
Paul Laszlo
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany
This wooden cocktail or coffee table was designed by the Hungarian modernist architect and designer Paul Laszlo. This piece has Laszlo's signature on underside.
Paul Laszlo Basketweave Sideboard
By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo Basketweave Sideboard
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Oak
Rare basketweave sideboard in limed oak by Paul Laszlo for Brown-Saltman of CA. Basket weave doors on both sides with three figural bookmatched center drawers. Excellent original condit...
Mid-Century Dresser by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman
Mid-Century Dresser by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltm...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Mid-Century Dresser by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. The dresser does need refinishing, circa 1960s Dimensions: 60" W x 18" D x 33.5" T.
Paul Laszlo Chair
By Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo Chair
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Custom designed pull-up chair by Paul Laszlo. Dark stained mahogany frame, with recessed grip detail on the back. Upholstered with wide ribbed teal fabric on seat and back.
Paul László for Brown Saltman Two-Piece Sofa
Paul László for Brown Saltman Two-Piece Sofa
Paul Laszlo
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Paul László for Brown and Saltman two-piece sectional sofa bought from the original owners who purchased it in 1950 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago! Couch needs to be recovered in yo...
Vintage Table Lamp by Paul Laszlo
Vintage Table Lamp by Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps
Black and white table lamp with zebra shade by Paul Laszlo.
Paul Laszlo Table
By Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo Table
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1930s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Paul Laszlo large-scale low table with rounded corners, two-level burl wood top and finely crafted detailing. This unique table was created for a Bel Air home and appears to have never ...
Console Table by Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron
Console Table by Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron
Paul Laszlo, Pacific Iron
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Glass, Iron
Console table by Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron.
Pair of Club Chairs by Paul László
Pair of Club Chairs by Paul László
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Club Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Pair of wood X-frame club chairs by Paul László, architect.
American Modern Dark Walnut Chest of Drawers, Paul Laszlo
American Modern Dark Walnut Chest of Drawers, Paul...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
The rectangular top above six drawers all with woven fronts.
Custom Design Pedestal Console Table by Paul Laszl...
Paul Laszlo
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Unusual rectangular top on a pedestal base with four Legs. Top of washed wood with inset burl. White painted metal base.
Paul Laszlo Ribbon Mahogany Low Dresser for Brown Saltman
By Paul Laszlo, Brown-Saltman Furniture Co.
Paul Laszlo Ribbon Mahogany Low Dresser for Brown ...
Paul Laszlo, Brown-Saltman Furniture Co.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Mahogany
Wonderful ribbon mahogany dresser with eight drawers. The unusual drawer pulls are attached and span the whole drawer front enabling very easy opening and closing. Measure: Both top dra...
Mahogany Coffee Table with Mirrored Top by Paul La...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Coffee table in mahogany with mirror glass top by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman, American, 1950s.
Brown and Saltman Dining Table
By Paul Laszlo, Brown and Saltman
Brown and Saltman Dining Table
Paul Laszlo, Brown and Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany
Mahogany dining table with rounded corners. Tabletop extends with two 15" adjustable leaves on a fixed base. Archway details at the top of every leg(image 5) Under table heights is 26.5...
Paul Laszlo Bench
By Paul Laszlo, Brown and Saltman
Paul Laszlo Bench
Paul Laszlo, Brown and Saltman
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Upholstery, Mahogany
Paul Laszlo bench newly upholstered with great plains woven fabric. This piece has a solid shaped concave tapered mahogany legs and tufted cushion seat with channel seam detail around t...
Mid-Century Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman
Mid-Century Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Paul Las...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Oak
Nice set of eight dining chairs with upholstered backs and seats. The chair backs are somewhat canted to allow for a comfortable seating position. The front legs are very angular and ta...
Paul Laszlo Vanity Mirror
Paul Laszlo Vanity Mirror
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
Large-scale table-top mirror by Paul Laszlo. The mirror has a brass from that hold a two sided mirror.
Pair of Bookcases by Paul Laszlo
By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Pair of Bookcases by Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Metal, Mahogany
Matched pair of bookcases designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Bookcases executed in mahogany and feature opposing X-bases and a single adjustable shelf. Marked on reverse side. P...
Rare Pair of Sconces by Paul Laszlo
Rare Pair of Sconces by Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Aluminum, Brass, Steel
Rare pair of sconces by Paul Laszlo.
Pair of Paul Laszlo Lounge Chairs
By Herman Miller, Paul Laszlo
Pair of Paul Laszlo Lounge Chairs
Herman Miller, Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Upholstery, Wood
Rare Paul Laszlo for Herman Miller Model L-689 lounge chairs, reupholstered with linen.
Paul Laszlo Armchair and Ottoman for Brown Saltman, circa 1970
Paul Laszlo Armchair and Ottoman for Brown Saltman...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Upholstery
Lounge chair with matching ottoman by Paul Laszlo, manufactured by Brown Saltman. An Art Deco gem with geometric upholstery, this is one comfortable chair. Three rolling cushions Cascad...
Paul Laszlo Chest for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo Chest for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
A four-drawer chest with winged pulls and architectural styled base in ribboned Indonesian mahogany, retains the manufactures label to the inside drawer, Paul Laszlo for the Brown Saltm...
Paul Laszlo Custom Cocktail Table
Paul Laszlo Custom Cocktail Table
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany
Laszlo Studios, custom cocktail table from a private commission in Los Angeles. Subtle grooved geometric pattern on surface with cross stretchers and hooved legs.
Paul Laszlo Nightstands
Paul Laszlo Nightstands
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Wood
Rare pair of Paul Laszlo block nightstands in original condition.
Pair of End Tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltma...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
A pair of Classic end tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman, signed. White wash finish.
Six Paul Laszlo Dining Chairs
Paul Laszlo
Mid-20th Century Dining Room Chairs
Set of six dining chairs designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown & Saltman.
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Round Coffee Table in Mahogany, Model 145
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Round Coffee Table i...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Round mahogany table with beautifully detailed floating tabletop. Sculpted legs with brass detail on bottom.
Original 1940s Paul Laszlo Design "Fisherman" Scul...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps
Architect and interior designer Paul Laszlo (1900-1993) came to American in 1941 and opened his interior design firm in affluent Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive and began his career as one of...
Mid Century Modern Brown Saltman Paul Laszlo Credenza
Mid Century Modern Brown Saltman Paul Laszlo Crede...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Oak
AMBIANIC is pleased to present for your consideration a credenza designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Features two open storage with shelves and three pull-out drawers. All draw...
Pair of Paul Laszlo Lounge Chairs and Ottomans
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
Rattan, Wood
United States: pair of Paul Laszlo lounge chairs with matching ottomans, 1950s.
Pair of Paul Laszlo Ottomans
Pair of Paul Laszlo Ottomans
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
A pair of Paul Laszlo ottomans. Green laquered notched legs with brass cross stretchers.
Cafe Tables for Bel Air Country Club in the Style ...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Laminate
Designed to fit the upscale Art Deco emblem of the Bel-Air Country Club, this pair of two-tone cafe, breakfast or dining tables exude 1950s style. The modern and clean design make them ...
Paul Laszlo Chest of Drawers for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo Chest of Drawers for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Mahogany, Walnut
Designer: Paul Laszlo. Manufacturer: Brown Saltman. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1950s. Dimensions: 45.75″ H x 38″ W x 19″ D. Materials: Mahog...
Set of Four Dining Chairs in the Style of Paul Las...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of four chairs have and oak frame finished in a grey sourest. Arms and legs are tapered joining at the arm both at a sharp angle at the thickest end. The front legs seat and back ar...
Paul Laszlo File Cabinet
By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo File Cabinet
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Mahogany
A Mid-Century Modern golden mahogany single file cabinet with drawer designed by Paul Laszlo, circa 1950s. Retains Brown Saltman / Paul Laszlo label. Original finish shows some wear.
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Sideboard
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Sideboard
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1960s American Sideboards
Wood
Exceptional two-piece Mid-Century sideboard by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Hole drilled in back.
Paul Laszlo Bleached Oak Desk for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo Bleached Oak Desk for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Oak
Paul Laszlo's (1900-1993) stunning bleached oak desk for Brown Saltman features basket weave drawer fronts and modern U-shaped legs. Modern.