Mid 20th Century Harvey Probber Parsons Ottomans, a Pair
Design Plus Gallery presents a pair of Mid Century Ottomans designed by Harvey Probber. Nubby textured gold fabric with covered-button tufting and self welting wraps the original latex foam cushioning on these Parson Stools. Simple dark wood creates the recognizable silhouette. Original fabric shows some wear and soil; cushion filling needs replacement.
“A largely self-taught furniture designer, Harvey Probber rose to prominence during the mid-twentieth century and is credited with inventing sectional (or modular) seating in the 1940s. Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Probber’s interest in design was piqued while he was still in high school and working part-time at a furniture store. Probber would spend his days sketching and soon began selling designs to furniture manufacturers. In 1945, after a few years working as a designer for Trade Upholstery, Probber established his own company, Harvey Probber, Inc. Probber favored simple and elegant forms enlivened by exotic woods, stunning hardware, and eye-catching finishes, such as lacquer and sumptuous upholstery. Harvey Probber furniture company closed in 1986. He died in 2003 at the age of 80.”