Paul Frankl Coffee Table in Cork and Mahogany circa 1950
Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, coffee table, cork and mahogany, United States, circa 1950.
A coffee table inspired by the long, low Asian furniture style, executed with a bleached cork tabletop and mahogany legs. In 1949 Frankl designed an exclusive line of furniture for the Johnson Furniture Company. Characteristic for the designs Frankl developed for Johnson Company were, among others, the bleached-cork tables. This specific model features a top with upturned ends floating on an architectural base.