Our interpretation of the Parsons table has all the defining qualities of the original created almost a century ago. Slight variations from the original, such as lightly recessed aprons, are intended to update the classic design and broaden its stylistic reach. This table perfectly matches Mid-Century Modern and contemporary interiors.
Features and Benefits:
YOUR TABLE WILL ARRIVE READY TO SET UP. With our EasyBase system, your table's top and aprons will be fully assembled. You'll simply attach the legs with the supplied Allen (hex) wrench—five minutes start to finish. For your convenience, the legs can be easily removed for transport. Read more about EasyBase.
Heirloom quality solid wood tables, made just for you. Our tables are beautifully detailed and made of 100% premium, solid wood. It takes time and considerable skill to hand craft a table to your specifications. Please allow for 10 business days for unfinished tables and 15 business days for finished tables to ship from our Vermont workshop. Expedited service for an additional fee may be available, call 1-800-748-3480 for details.
Unfinished or finished. You can order your base well-sanded without finish applied, or we can finish it for you using plant-based, non-toxic Monocoat Natural Oil. This finish enhances the warmth and natural grain of the wood, is exceptionally durable and easy to care for. Read more about Monocoat Natural Oil.
FREE SHIPPING direct from our workshop to your doorstep. Free shipping on complete tables for the Continental U.S. only.
The Conception of a True Modern Design:
In the most likely tale of origin, the Parsons Table was conceived in the 1930’s by Jean-Michel Frank, a French interior designer. Jean-Michel was well known for creating minimalist interiors from luxury materials. Today, he is recognized by leading interior designers around the world as one of the greatest sources of inspiration for many modern and contemporary designs.
While working as a professor at the Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, of Jean-Michel collaborated with his students to design a table so basic that it would retain its integrity whether sheathed in gold leaf, mica, parchment, split straw, painted burlap, or left unfinished. The resulting table, initially called the T-Square table by Jean-Michel, was later named for the school in which it originated. Paradoxically plain yet distinctive, it was only available as a custom-order project until 1963, when it was finally produced en masse in North America. Because of its striking appearance, the Parsons table remains a highly popular design. It is often seen as coffee tables, dining tables, side tables, and occasional tables.
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