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Harvey Probber Gray w/ Red, Blue and Green Pinstripe Lit Curved Lucite Base Sofa

US$12,585

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Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Harvey Probber newly upholstered in Paul Smith for Maharam fabric with a gray background and red, blue and green pinstripes and an added curved up-lit Lucite base with LED lighting. This sofa reflects the iconic Probber curve and low profile. We have added a curved Lucite plinth with LED lighting. This piece has been re-upholstered in a wool upholstery grade men's suiting fabric designed by Paul Smith for Maharam. Harvey Probber was a modernist and his designs were Classic modern, but never minimal. His designs, modern in nature, incorporated the use of materials such as brass, stone, high gloss lacquer, richly figured woods and opulent fabrics which were quite luxe for modern furniture of that period. We suggest requesting additional detailed photographs as we are limited to 20 per listing. Please visit the MrsPK&OZ storefront on 1stdibs for our full range of seating. If you like what you see, please follow MrsPK&OZ on 1stdibs. MrsPK&OZ is located at 2303 Portsmouth Houston, Tx 77098.

Details

  • Creator
    Harvey Probber (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 87 in. (220.98 cm)Depth: 34.5 in. (87.63 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s-1960s
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: New Paul Smith for Maharam upholstery fabric. Lucite plinth with LED lighting has been added and can be removed. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Very good, newly upholstered condition. Lucite might have minor surface scratching. The sofa has been used for display purposes only. The fabric is in new and very good condition. MrsPK&OZ does not warrant nor accept liability for the LED lighting.
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #1311stDibs: LU106461258150

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    Ships From: Houston, TX
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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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