Authentic reproductions of Harvey Probber®furniture, licensed by the Probber estate
Harvey Probber (1922-2003) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and designed his first sofa at age 16, selling it for $10. By the time he finished high school, he was selling sketches of furniture to companies in Manhattan. Probber was an autodidact, having very little formal training at a time when most designers had formal architectural or art degrees.
He did, however, take a few night classes at Pratt Institute and had on- the-job training in furniture production while working for Trade Upholstery. After serving in the Coast Guard during the 1940s, Probber worked briefy as a cabaret singer, but by 1945 he had opened Harvey Probber, Inc. Realizing that post-war families wanted more fexibility in their homes and their lifestyles, he was the frst to introduce modular seating. His pieces had understated modern lines combined with decorative hardware, rare woods and sumptuous upholstery, sometimes in surprisingly bright colors.
Probber was not a household name during his lifetime as were some of his contemporaries, but his furniture is considered highly collectible today.
Probber veneers are selected from premium grade qualities. They are offered in the following wood finishes:
100- Natural Walnut
101- Chestnut Walnut
200- Natural Anigre
201- Ebonized Oak
• Custom veneers and stains are available on request.
Probber architectural series legs on cabinetry, tables and lounge seating are offered in the following finish:
M1- Matte Chrome
M2L provides samples for all veneers and lacquer colors.
Tops on desks, credenzas and buffets are 1–1/8” thick. On credenzas and buffets, optional glass tops are 1/2” thick and stone tops are 3/4” thick. Tops use a 3 ply balanced construction. All desks and cabinetry include adjustable levelers.
All cabinets are constructed utilizing 3 ply balanced panels.
Drawers are constructed utilizing 3 ply balanced panels with the outer plys in a natural beech veneer. All drawers are fitted with full extension, concealed slides. File drawers are provided with an aluminum filing system and with supplied conversion bars, accommodate both letter and legal filing.
No Pulls; Probber cabinets feature hardware on both doors and drawers that open with a gentle touch.
Grommets are available for tops in desks.
Desktop mounted power / data units are available for desks.