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Two Harvey Probber (1922-2003) Swivel Club Chairs

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3665T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 08, 2021 12:00PM


Two Harvey Probber (1922-2003) Swivel Club Chairs, Fall River, Massachusetts, c. 1965, ht. 24, seat ht. 15, wd. 30 1/4, dp. 29 in.

Note: Probber was an American furniture designer who is credited with inventing sectional, modular seating in the 1940s. He was an early pioneer of American Modernism along with D.J. De Pree of Herman Miller, Hans Knoll, Georg Tanier and Jack Lenor Larsen. Probber established Harvey Probber, Inc., in 1945 and quickly became one of America's leading designers and furniture companies. His designs, like those of Edward Wormley, Tommi Parzinger, were sought after by customers who wanted modern furniture with elegance. His elastic sling chair and Nuclear upholstered groups were chosen for MoMA's Good Design exhibition in 1951, and he won several prestigious Roscoe industry awards.
Estimate $600-800

Good to very good condition. Upholstery clean. Ready to place.

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Harvey Probber Inc., Herman Miller, Tommi Parzinger, D.J. De Pree, Georg Tanier, Hans Knoll