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Pair of White Rattan Sofa Frames by Paul Frankl

$2,950per set


Pair of white Rattan sofa Frames by Paul Frankl, complete with vintage cushions. Each with six strand square pretzel side arms and stacked rattan base originally designed by Paul Frankl. Cushions are used, show signs of wear and use ready for reupholstery in COM Each sofa frame measures 60" W x 31" D x 32" H, 25" arm height and 12" seat height. With the template cushions each sofa measures 60" W x 31" D x 34", seat height is 17.5" Each seat cushion measures 24" x 24" , Each back rest cushion measures 25" W x 20" H.


  • Creator
    Paul Frankl (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Depth: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Seat Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Both the paint and upholstery are vintage but not original to the sofas.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 77281stDibs: LU1943319962072

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About the Designer

Paul Frankl

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. His “Skyscraper” cabinets, introduced in 1924, are Frankl’s 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 “Streamlined 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 and chairs 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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