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 Mid Century Modern Paul Laszlo Lounge Chai...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Pair of Paul Laszlo lounge chairs from the brief collaboration with Herman Miller which lasted from 1948 to 1952. These chairs are in very good condition consistent with age and use. T...
Art Deco Curved Red Lacquer Bookcase by Paul Laszlo

By Paul Laszlo
Art Deco Curved Red Lacquer Bookcase by Paul Laszl...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Bookcases
This spectacular custom bookcase was designed by Paul Laszlo (1900-1993) in the late 1930s for his home in Beverly Hills, California. The beautifully refinished red lacquer case sits on...
Modern Paul Laszlo Dining Chairs, Set of Eight

By Paul Laszlo
Modern Paul Laszlo Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Paul Laszlo dining chairs, set of eight, USA, 1940s. Expresso stained mahogany legs recently reupholstered in a holly hunt glazed linen looking fabric called "Great Plains."     ...
Custom Design Pedestal Console Table by Paul Laszlo

By Paul Laszlo
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 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 ...
Pair of Nightstands by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Pair of Nightstands by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltm...
Paul Laszlo, Brown 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.
Modernist Free-Form Stool Bench by Paul Laszlo

By Paul Laszlo
Modernist Free-Form Stool Bench by Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Velvet, Hardwood
Amply scaled stool or ottoman with a free-form upholstered seat raised on a cruciform base by Paul Laszlo. The seat has been re-upholstered in luxurious heavyweight or backed JB Martin ...
Paul Laszlo 'Basketweave' Credenza for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo 'Basketweave' Credenza for Brown Saltm...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Mid-20th Century Credenzas
Oak basketweave credenza designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. In very nice original condition, there are some light scratches but the style of the finish makes them hard to pick o...
Scarce 1947 Paul Laszlo Catalog

By Paul Laszlo
Scarce 1947 Paul Laszlo Catalog
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Paper, Wire
Self-published, 102-page catalog with laminated boards showcasing Paul Laszlo's work in and around Beverly Hills between 1937-1947. The Hungarian born and Vienna-educated Laszlo (1900-1...
Jacob Bang Scaled Ceramic Table Lamp

By Paul Laszlo
Jacob Bang Scaled Ceramic Table Lamp
Paul Laszlo, Jacob Elier
Vintage 1950s Danish Hollywood Regency Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic, Hardwood
Intricately etched, the lamp body attributed to Danish artist/potter Jacob Bang for Hegnetslund, and similar to the work of Nils Thorsson, distributed by Paul Laszlo for Wilshire House ...
Paul Laszlo Sofa for Glenn of California

By Glenn of California, Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo Sofa for Glenn of California
Glenn of California, Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Cane, Mahogany
Paul László for Glenn of California, settee, cane and mahogany, United States, 1950. This sofa by Paul László is designed with a caned back and seat that is in good patinated conditi...
Mahogany Coffee Table with Mirrored Top by Paul Laszlo

By Paul Laszlo
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.
Paul Laszlo Console or Writing Desk

By Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo Console or Writing Desk
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Oak
Paul Laszlo design writing desk or console table for Brown Saltman Furniture Los Angeles, CA. Pickled oak finish in a light grey lacquer. Excellent restored condition.
Paul Laszlo Side Chair with Curved Plywood Backrest, California, 1950s

By Paul Laszlo, Pacific Iron
Paul Laszlo Side Chair with Curved Plywood Backres...
Paul Laszlo, Pacific Iron
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Fabric, Iron, Wood
A 1950s chair, made of a black lacquered iron frame with a bentwood seating and backrest. The chair comes with a yellow/orange cushion that has been professionally restored. Paul Laszlo...
Console by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Console by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Mahogany
Console designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman made of African mahogany featuring three drawers.
Paul Laszlo Nightstands

By Paul Laszlo
Paul Laszlo Nightstands
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Wood
Rare pair of Paul Laszlo block nightstands in original condition.
Sculptural Side or Center Table by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Sculptural Side or Center Table by Paul Laszlo for...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Wood
Sculptural end or center table by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman, American, circa 1950s. Signed with manufacturer and designers signature label underneath. It is a generous size and can ...
1950s Brown Ash Cabinet by Paul Laszlo

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
1950s Brown Ash Cabinet by Paul Laszlo
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 Side Tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo
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 Wedge Side Tables

By Paul Laszlo
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 Mahogany Buffet/ Credenza

By Paul Laszlo
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 Nightstand or Side Table

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Mid-Century Modern N...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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 Tambour Door Ten-Drawer Dresser

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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-Drawer Dresser or Credenza

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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 Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Midcentury Oak Dining Table by Paul Laszlo for Bro...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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

By Paul Laszlo
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...
Brown Saltman Mahogany Coffee Table by Paul Laszlo

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo
On Hold
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo, 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

By Paul Laszlo
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

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.
Console Table by Paul Laszlo for Pacific Iron

By Paul Laszlo, 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

By Paul Laszlo
Pair of Club Chairs by Paul László
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Club Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Pair of wood X-frame club chairs by Paul László, architect.
Paul Laszlo Ribbon Mahogany Low Dresser for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
On Hold
Paul Laszlo Ribbon Mahogany Low Dresser for Brown ...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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...
Brown and Saltman Dining Table

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Brown and Saltman Dining Table
Paul Laszlo, Brown 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 Saltman
Paul Laszlo Bench
Paul Laszlo, Brown 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

By Paul Laszlo, 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

By Paul Laszlo
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.
Rare Pair of Sconces by Paul Laszlo

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

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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

By Paul Laszlo
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

By Paul Laszlo
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.
Pair of End Tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman

By Paul Laszlo
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.
Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman Round Coffee Table in Mahogany, Model 145

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
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" Sculpture Table Lamp
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

By Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
On Hold
Mid Century Modern Brown Saltman Paul Laszlo Crede...
Paul Laszlo, Brown Saltman
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Oak
A credenza designed by Paul Laszlo for Brown Saltman. Features two open storage with shelves and three pull-out drawers. All drawers are constructed with double dove tail joints and o...