CENTRE PEDESTAL TABLE. GERALD SUMMERS, C. 1934

Gerald Summers

Centre Pedestal Table

c. 1934

Birch plywood

16.25”H x 29”W x 29”D

Courtesy of Formative Modern

A low, two-tiered coffee or side table by Gerald Summers, innovative furniture designer of the early modernist period in England. From 1931 until 1940, Summers produced furniture through his enterprise Maker’s of Simple Furniture, using affordable birch plywood to create beautiful, practical forms for the modern interior. Summers stands apart for developing a design vocabulary and process that was uniquely his own (and ahead of his time). This table represents the pared-back sensibility of the 1930s, a time when space-saving and affordability had become a common concern in urban households. The addition of a second tier allows this table to function as a small shelf as well. Makers of Simple Furniture, which was run by Gerald and his wife out of their basement, produced to order, so his work is rare. His designs can be found in the permanent collections of the Met and the Victoria and Albert. Original, unrestored condition and structurally sound. 

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$ 12,650.00

CENTRE PEDESTAL TABLE. GERALD SUMMERS, C. 1934
CENTRE PEDESTAL TABLE. GERALD SUMMERS, C. 1934
CENTRE PEDESTAL TABLE. GERALD SUMMERS, C. 1934