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A Bizarre “Mid Century Modern” Triangular Console Table





Here’s a strange piece of furniture I can’t take my eyes off of. I spotted this rather extreme triangular console table on an auction site:

A Bizarre “Mid Century Modern” Triangular Console Table

It’s nearly 7′ long, and 20″ wide at its widest point. The auctioneer has branded it “Mid Century Modern,” but there’s no designer attributed (nor evidence that some dude didn’t just build this in his garage). They also suggest the table was designed “in the manner of Harvey Probber.”

That seems a stretch. Furniture designer Probber, who studied at Pratt and started his own furniture business in the 1940s, did in fact design a mid-century triangular table, but it was a somewhat more rational right triangle:

For the first table, I’m going to stick with the guy-in-garage theory. If I’m wrong and you know who designed this, please comment and I’ll attribute it.