Pair of 1950s Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Pair of 1950s Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber

About

A very handsome pair of 1950s lounge chairs by Harvey Probber, with wood frames stained dark brown, and new upholstery in a beige and brown chenille. Great Classic modern design, and with original labels.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 28 in. x W 26.5 in. x D 29 in.H 71.12 cm x W 67.31 cm x D 73.66 cm
  • Seat Height
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU879114021132
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Hudson, NY
More From This Seller
Pair of Italian 1950s Lounge Chairs and Table by Salterini
Pair of Italian 1950s Lounge Chairs and Table b...
John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Vintage 1950s American Patio and Garden Furniture
A pair of single arm lounge chairs in wrought iron designed by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini, made in Italy in the 1950s. Beautiful design and very comfortable, with curved backs...
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Jordan Mozer
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Jordan Mozer
Jordan Mozer
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A very stylish pair of lounge chairs designed by Jordan Mozer for the Hudson Club in Chicago. Cast aluminum frames and upholstered seats and backs. Original as found condition.
Walnut and Leather Cabinet by Harvey Probber
Walnut and Leather Cabinet by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Cabinets
A beautiful and unique 1950s walnut cabinet by Harvey Probber. With sliding doors covered in leather and brass trim, raised on walnut legs with brass sabots. Each side of the cabinet...
Pair of Russell Woodard 1950s Sculptura Lounge Chairs
Pair of Russell Woodard 1950s Sculptura Lounge ...
Russell Woodard
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture
a pair of Classic vintage 1950's 'Sculptura' garden Lounge Chairs by Russell Woodard. the most comfortable and desirable of Russell Woodard's Classic and iconic 'Sculptura' collectio...
You May Also Like
Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs, Pair circa 1950s
Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs, Pair circa 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut, Down
Harvey Probber lounge chairs, pair. Harvey Probber Inc. USA, circa 1950s. Upholstery, down feather cushions and walnut. Measures: 30 W x 30 D x 25 H inches.
Harvey Probber Saber Leg Lounge Chairs, 1950s
Harvey Probber Saber Leg Lounge Chairs, 1950s
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chenille, Mahogany
Pair of lounge chairs designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s. Sculptural mahogany framing fully restored. Newly upholstered in grey chenille.
Harvey Probber Sculptural Pair of Chairs, 1950s
Harvey Probber Sculptural Pair of Chairs, 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Foam, Mahogany
Pair of "Curved Back Side Chairs" model no. 1053 with ebonized mahogany frames by Harvey Probber, American, 1950s. Newly finished and upholstered by Lobel Modern in a luxurious grey ...
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber

By Harvey Probber
$3,900 Sale Price / set
25% Off
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass, Upholstery, Wood
This pair of lounge chairs retains their original beige fabric. They have black stained feet with a brass hardware finish. They are extremely comfortable! 22" is the inside s...
Pair of Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs, circa 1950s
Pair of Harvey Probber Swivel Chairs, circa 1950s
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel chairs by Harvey Probber, circa 1950s, a highly textured ivory bouclé like fabric called Poodle that has the look of shearling, this bouclé adds won...
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

By Harvey Probber
$6,755 / set
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Fabric, Polyester
This 1960s pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs belonged and were used at The Washington Post’s main offices during 1970s. The comfortable chairs have recently been professionally up...
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

By Harvey Probber
$4,400 / set
Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
This is an absolutely fantastic pair of low lounge chairs. They are very sculptural in design. They rest upon chrome plinths. They retain their original tan wool weave fabric.
Chic Pair of Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
Chic Pair of Lounge Chairs by Harvey Probber
Harvey Probber
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs meticulously refinished in medium-dark walnut lacquer. The fin shaped legs flow into the frame at an angle making a beautiful sculptural stateme...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries