Amazing Harvey Probber Chrome Chaise Longue for Brayton International

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Totally restored Harvey Probber chrome lounge chair. This piece has been lovingly restored to showroom condition. The upholstery is a high end lightly textured velvet in an amazing shade of turquoise. The heavy solid chromed steel flatbar base has also been restored with re-chroming and polishing to a mirror finish. This piece is in excellent condition and looks amazing in person.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent restored condition..
  • Dimensions
    34 in. H x 61 in. W x 22.5 in. D
    86 cm H x 155 cm W x 57 cm D
  • Seat Height
    13 in. (33 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Medford, NJ
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU94321149554

About Harvey Probber (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in Medford, NJ

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