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The Parsons Table

Posted on Jun 6, 2014

What Is It?

"The Parsons table is a modernist square or rectangular table whose four, flush, square legs are equal in thickness to the top. Parsons tables are often intended for use as modern or contemporary furniture, and their striking design has made them popular as coffee tables, dining tables, side tables, and occasional tables. Most are typically made of wood, metal, or plastic, and they are frequently employed in interior furnishings as well as patio or even lawn furniture" (Wikipedia).
History of Parsons Table

Who Designed It?

"The Parsons table was designed by French interior designer Jean-Michel Frank (1895 – 1941) who was known for minimalist interiors decorated with plain-lined but sumptuous furniture made of luxury materials, such as shagreen, mica and intricate straw marquetry" (Wikipedia).

Where Did It Come From?

"While the form is generally credited to Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, according to an article in The New York Times that referred to archives at the Parsons School, the table was developed out of a course taught at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design (then known as the Paris Atelier) by Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930s" (Wikipedia). "Frank wanted to create a table so basic that it would retain its integrity whether sheathed in gold leaf, mica, parchment, split straw or painted burlap, or even left robustly unvarnished. What grew out of Frank's sketches was initially called the T-square table" (Wikipedia).
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