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Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs

$4,725per set
$6,755per set30% Off

About

This Vintage Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs belonged and were used at The Washington Post’s main offices during 1970s and have been professionally restored. These comfortable club chairs have been newly upholstered in a light grey color fabric with tufted details and come with removable back/seat cushions. The rest on very sturdy steel frames that have been chrome-plated, have been freshly polished, and have very minor wear from age & use overall in good condition. This Pair of Probber Lounge Chairs are sleek, stylish, and ready to be used in any home or office for years to come. Arm Height: 22' Seat Height: 20' Seat Depth: 17'

Details

  • Creator
    Harvey Probber (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Seat Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolishedSteel,Hand-CraftedFabric,PlatedUpholstery,Amsterdam SchoolChrome,Foam,Polyester
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Minor fading. These chairs are very comfortables has sturdy chrome frames in good conditions minor wear, new foam inserts in seats and backs professional reupholstered in the light grey color fabric.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: C-70711stDibs: LU978512910832

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

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.
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