Friday, February 18, 2011

Perfect versatile desk - the Parsons table

The ever versatile and uber chic "Parsons" table has been a popular piece for many decorators. You can place it in classic interiors as easily as in more modern environments and you can pair it with just about any style of chair you can find.
According to the New York Times, the Parsons table got its name from French decorator Jean-Michel Frank, who assigned his students at Parsons in Paris to design a table that could be made equally well in any material, whether it be stone, plexiglas or wood. It´s main characteristics is that its legs are always the same thickness as its top.

Many furniture makers have made variations of this table which come in many sizes and finishes.
Here´s some interiors that have used the simple parsons desk from West Elm. I think my latest bedroom project could be a great place for this..

1 comment:

  1. Do you know where I can buy a Parson dining table, typically 200-300 cm * 100 cm. Prefereable in the Nordic region.