Harvey Probber

American, 1922 - 2003
A largely self-taught furniture designer, Harvey Probber rose to prominence during the mid-twentieth century and is credited with inventing sectional (or modular) seating in the 1940s. Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Probber’s interest in design was piqued while he was still in high school and working part-time at a furniture store. Probber would spend his days sketching and soon began selling designs to furniture manufacturers. In 1945, after a few years working as a designer for Trade Upholstery, Probber established his own company, Harvey Probber, Inc. Probber favored simple and elegant forms enlivened by exotic woods, stunning hardware, and eye-catching finishes, such as lacquer and sumptuous upholstery. Probber closed his furniture company in 1986. He died in 2003 at the age of 80. While not a household name during his lifetime, Probber’s work is highly sought after today thanks to the increased interest in the mid-century furniture. The furniture manufacturer M2L has exclusive right to reproduce Probber’s designs, including seating, tables, and more.
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Harvey Probber Rosewood and Brass Dining... H 29 in W 80 in D 44 in Request Price
Harvey Probber Probber Dining Set
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Harvey Probber Probber Dining Set $ 4,950
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Etched Metal... H 14 in W 55 in D 19 in $ 12,000
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Gentleman&... H 54 in W 42 in D 18 in $ 4,800
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Queen/Full... H 37 in W 98 in D 11 in $ 1,900
Harvey Probber Games Table by Harvey Probber H 25 in DIA 47 in $ 2,200
Harvey Probber Pair of Signed Harvey... H 25 in W 36 in D 33 in $ 7,800
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Accent Table H 21 in DIA 26 in $ 950
Harvey Probber Early Highback Lounge... H 36 in W 29 in D 33 in $ 9,500
Pair of Club Chairs with... H 24 in W 32 in D 35 in $ 4,200
Harvey Probber Pair of Harvey Probber Armchairs
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Harvey Probber Pair of Harvey Probber... H 29 in W 26 in D 24 in $ 3,500
Harvey Probber Pair of Harvey Probber Cane... H 29 in W 26 in D 24 in $ 5,600
Harvey Probber Pair of Harvey Probber Cube... H 28 in W 26 in D 27 in $ 10,000
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Wood Coffee... H 14 in DIA 47 in $ 5,800
Harvey Probber Rare Pair of Early Harvey... H 28 in W 78 in D 34 in $ 9,800
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber "Mayan... H 28 in W 90 in D 32 in $ 18,000
Harvey Probber Mid Century Modern Harvey... H 23 in W 82 in D 32 in $ 8,000
Harvey Probber Mid Century Modern Harvey... H 30 in W 23 in D 20 in $ 5,500
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber Single Top... H 32 in W 46 in D 17 in $ 3,900
Harvey Probber Harvey Probber 5 Drawer... H 45 in W 36 in D 18 in $ 4,800
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