Paul T. Frankl
Paul T. Frankl is credited as one of the main influences of American Modernism. An architect, painter and furniture designer, he forged a unique American aesthetic in furniture design with his notable 'skyscraper' furniture line. Born in Vienna, Austria, the designer arrived in New York city in the early 1920's and was inspired by the city's majestic skyline to create his notable 'skyscraper' designs that became iconic symbols of American art deco style. Frankl's desire was to create a new uniquely American style to match the innovative technology and progress taking place at the time.
Paul Frankl's 'Skyscraper' signature pieces were a great success and led him to name his company 'Skyscraper Furniture'. He later designed for Brown & Saltzman of California as well as Johnson Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, where he experimented with biomorphic designs and innovative materials such as cork veneer.
American Art Deco Paul Frankl for Brown-Saltman Pair of Side Tables
Beautiful Curved Shapes with Speed-Lines
Original pair of 1940's blond mahogany occasional tables with elegant curved bell legs designed by Paul Frankl for the Brown-Saltman Company.
Each with a rectangular top over flared bell legs with 3 "Speed-Line" details under top. Stamped on the underside of the surface "MFG. By Brown-Saltman Co., Southgate, California, 8088 End Table". This table model is pictured in Emily Genauer's 1939 book 'Modern Interiors, Today and Tomorrow'.
Tables have been refinished and are ready to be displayed/used. Each table measures 28" wide by 16" wide by 22.5" high.