Architectural Series (1960) – a wood-wrapped lounge chair characterized by a more simple, architectural type.
American design brand M2L has signed an exclusive agreement with the Harvey Probber Foundation to reissue a quantity of Probber’s modern, sophisticated and innovative furnishings designs that captured people’s hearts for the second half of the 20th century. The initial launch will contain pieces from his popular Architectural Series as well as the modular Nuclear Coffee Table, sculptural Mayan Sofa, Sling Chair and Deep Tuft sectional sofa.
Deep Tuft Sofa (1972) – a sumptuous sectional sofa with plump, tufted cubes accessible in 3 basic units.
Harvey Probber was a prolific and largely self-taught designer, maker, and artist that introduced Americans to sectional, modular seating in the 1940’s. Throughout a career that spanned effectively over 4 decades, Probber produced substantive contributions to the improvement of new forms and technologies in the furnishings sector. He sold his first design to the Superior Upholstery Organization when he was just 16 and 6 years later established his personal firm, Harvey Probber, Inc. Before his 30th birthday, his sling chair and nuclear seating had been featured in a “Good Design” exhibition at the MoMA.
Architectural Series (1960) – wood-wrapped credenza
Probber was admired for his sleek types, finely crafted particulars and luxurious finishes. Although mainly identified as a designer of sophisticated, residential furniture, his company eventually made the transition to office furnishings, applying the notion of modularity to the booming contract market place. Given that selling his business in 1986, Probber’s styles have turn out to be highly prized collector’s items on auction websites and vintage shops about the globe. By means of M2L, Probber’s iconic furnishings styles will once again grow to be accessible to the North American marketplace.
Sling Chair (1947) – an sophisticated sling-back chair with a bent wood frame that was chosen for MoMA’s Good Style exhibition in 1948.
“Harvey Probber is an American icon who has earned his spot in the history of contemporary design and style in North America. He is generally credited with introducing the idea of developing furnishings into modules and can as a result be seen as the father of modularity.” says Michael Manes, Founder and President of M2L. “As Harvey would say, ‘the true test of wonderful design and style is time’ and I wholeheartedly agree. For more than 20 years, M2L’s objective has been to present the A&D community with fresh, timeless and genuine design. The introduction of Harvey Probber by M2L BRAND furthers this mission.”
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