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Harvey Probber Mid Century Wicker and Chrome Cantilever Dining Chair

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An amazing vintage model D43 wicker and chrome cantilever chair designed by Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm for Harvey Probber in Denmark. A rare chair of Probber chairs featuring a cube shaped frame with a woven wicker seat, back and sides resting on a tubular chrome cantilever base. This square club style chair with a cantilevered base and loose cushions has a classic modern design and is wildly comfortable enough to be used without cushions. Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm worked together between 1960-1968 in Denmark and designed for many different Danish manufacturers including Harvey Probber. This rare vintage chair by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm for Probber as the model D43 will complement any modern home or office. Measurements: 22? D x 21.5?W x 27”H (Seat height 17? without cushion).

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Width: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Depth: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Wicker is tight and supportive, some natural wear on arms, as seen in photos. Chrome is in good condition, fully polished but with age-appropriate wear, new upholstery and foam.
  • Seller Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5065125397862

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About the Manufacturer

Harvey Probber

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.

Find a collection of vintage Harvey Probber side tables, sectional sofas, chairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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