Klaus Grabe rare height-adjustable dining or coffee table and stools

Grabe, Klaus, Dining tables, United States, 1950s

A rare Klaus Grabe table, made of an X-shaped pitch pine plywood base and a square top. By placing the base in a horizontal or vertical position, you can choose between a low (50.5 cm/20") or high (76 cm/30") table. The top can be fixed with dowels.

The matching pair of pitch pine plywood stools where originally upholstered with leather or canvas webbing. When desired, they can be professionally upholstered in our in-house atelier.

Bauhaus trained Klaus Grabe left Germany in the 1930s for Mexico. Here Grabe worked together with fellow Bauhaus student Michael van Beuren and Morley Webb, under the banner of the Domus company. This team was part of the MoMA Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition and exhibition in 1941, their winning entry was a similar chaise with leather webbing. Later in the 1940s, Grabe moved to New York where he started his own company. His designs in the 1950s were based on the new material plywood and were marketed as "prefab kits" to be assembled by the owners to keep the purchase price down.  

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  • Price on request
  • 29.92 in / 76.0 cm
  • 34.06 in / 86.5 cm
  • 34.06 in / 86.5 cm

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