Paul Frankl Coffee Table in Cork and Mahogany

$26,700.00 USD
$26,700.00 USD

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Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, coffee table, model 'No 5005', lacquered cork, mahogany, USA, 1950s.

This biomorphic shaped coffee table designed by Paul Frankl has a cork laminated tabletop. The bright tone of the cloud-like designed shape forms a striking contrast with the dark mahogany legs.

Paul T. Frankl (1886-1958) was born in Vienna in 1886. Frankl completed his architectural studies at the prestigious Vienna Polytechnic University. After working in the office of Otto Salvisberg, he moved to New York City, as part of a wave of Central European design luminaries who were drawn by the energy and optimism of the American scene. Although Frankl began his career in the US as an architect, it was here that he started focusing on furniture design. In the 1920s, he started creating his ‘Skyscraper Furniture’ inspired by the New York cityscape, which became one of the most well-known styles of American modernism. From 1949 onwards, Frankl started to design for the Johnson Furniture Company. Characteristic for the designs Frankl developed for Johnson Company were, among others, the freeform cork tables in different shapes and sizes. Overall, his designs differ from streamlined Art Deco to free-form organic shapes.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Paul Frankl (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 14.97 in. Width 47.64 in. Depth 28.35 in.
  • dimensions Height 38 cm Width 121 cm Depth 72 cm
  • material Cork Mahogany
  • origin United States
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45014695