Modernist Free-Form Stool Bench by Paul Laszlo For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 6 images

Modernist Free-Form Stool Bench by Paul Laszlo

About

Amply scaled stool or ottoman with a free-form upholstered seat raised on a cruciform base by Paul Laszlo. The seat has been re-upholstered in luxurious heavyweight or backed JB Martin Cotton velvet. This fine piece makes for stylish occasional seating.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Base show light wear commensurate with age.
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 22 in. x D 31 in.H 45.72 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 78.74 cm
  • Seller Location
    San Leandro, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU826410288343
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    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 can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

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

About Paul Laszlo (Designer)

The suave architect and interior designer Paul Laszlo made his reputation in Hollywood, where his clients included Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor. He was aligned to no artistic or design movements, relying on his own, carefully-honed instincts. From the late 1930s to the 1960s, Laszlo’s name was a byword for sumptuous modernity among members of the smart set.


Born in Hungary in 1900, Laszlo learned about quality from his father, a prosperous furniture manufacturer. He studied design in Vienna and had his technical training in Stuttgart, Germany, where, at age 27, he established an upscale design business that gained an international reputation. Nine years later, with the Nazis in power, Laszlo, a Jew, left Germany for the United States and made his way to Los Angeles. There, he established an interior design office in Beverly Hills and was pleased to find that his Stuttgart credentials carried weight. While he took many commercial assignments for American department stores, custom residential work was Laszlo’s stock in trade. He turned his hand to every element in a room, “down to the last ashtray,” Time magazine once wrote. Like his clients, Laszlo appreciated luxury — not the luxury of rare and precious materials, but the luxury of rich colors and textures, and deep comforts. He had a contemporary élan, exemplified by spaces that were bright, airy, uncluttered and up-to-date. The classic earmarks of Laszlo’s furnishings are generous proportions and, in the case of his Paddle and Plank armchairs, namesake armrests that are flat and wide, the perfect spot to rest a cocktail. His case goods, tables and dining chairs have clean, elegant lines; they are simply formed yet warm, with interesting details such as woven veneer door fronts.


In recent years, Laszlo’s designs have found a new audience among fans of his easy-going modernism. Prices are in the neighborhood of $5,000 for cabinets, and from $8,000 to upwards of $20,000 for seating pieces, which are generally found in pairs or groups of six or more. As you will see on these pages, there was a reason that Laszlo’s work was so admired in the mid-20th century: every design contributes to an environment that is comfortable and elegant — at once robust and relaxed.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2007
Located in San Leandro, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Hourglass Form Stool with Velvet Seat
Vintage 1970s American Modern Stools
Velvet
Steel hourglass cage form vanity or task stool with luxurious velvet seat. The base can be lacquered to spec and the seat can also be upholstered in com. We have two of the bases ava...
Moorish Modern Stool with Upholstered Seat
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Upholstery, Walnut
Freshly restored Moorish stool with charcoal grey mohair seat.
Pair of Side Tables by Paul Laszlo for Brown Sa...
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Mahogany
Pair of mahogany occasional tables by Paul Laszlo refinished in dark brown lacquer.

Pair of Bar Stools in the Style of Paul McCobb

By Northwest Chair Co.
$3,000 / set
Pair of Bar Stools in the Style of Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Northwest Chair Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Maple
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bar stools in the style of Paul McCobb. The pair have been completely restored; glued up and refinished but left with all of their vintage charm.
You May Also Like

Pair of Paul Laszlo Ottomans

By Paul Laszlo
$3,600 / set
Pair of Paul Laszlo Ottomans
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
A pair of Paul Laszlo ottomans. Green laquered notched legs with brass cross stretchers.

Paul Laszlo Cross-Stretcher Stools

By Paul Laszlo
$4,500 / set
Paul Laszlo Cross-Stretcher Stools
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Stools
Naugahyde
A great combination of materials and design.

Paul McCobb Stool or Ottoman

By Paul McCobb
$1,200
Paul McCobb Stool or Ottoman
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Steel, Upholstery
Single Paul McCobb stool in original vintage condition with original upholstery. All feet glides still intact. From the curated collection Space 20th Century Modern.
Leather and Iron X-Form Stool
John Salterini
Vintage 1940s American Arts and Crafts Stools
Leather, Wrought Iron
Stylish and quality "X" for bench, or pouf, with leather saddle seat. This bench folds up for easy storage and transportation. Check the larger version we also have listed if you lik...

Paul Evans Cityscape Stool

By Paul Evans
$1,900 Sale Price
50% Off
Paul Evans Cityscape Stool
Paul Evans
20th Century American Stools
Chrome, Upholstery
Designed by American designer Paul Evans for a custom dressing room, this chrome vanity stool has a tufted seat cushion and sits on casters.
Pair of Midcentury Stools or Benches
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wool, Cotton, Silk, Upholstery, Wood
Stunning pair of midcentury upholstered stools, circa 1970s. These custom souffle form benches with inset bases are upholstered in the original coral and cream flame stitch pattern f...
Paul McCobb Brass X-Stretcher Stool
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Stools
Classic McCobb design in all-original condition.
Paul Frankl Swiveling Oak Stool, USA, 1944
Paul Frankl
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Fabric, Oak
A rare oak, custom-made Paul Frankl swivel stool from a Los Angeles Interior by Frankl, which was documented in a House Beautiful magazine in 1945. The stool still has the original p...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries