New Kitchen Table

A few weeks ago, a friend from out of town contacted me about a cool tulip table knock off that was for sale in our area for a great price, and asked if I would pick it up for him.  He lives 3 hours away, so I was happy to help.  The really awesome part was that we had just sold our cheap 60s american modern table and chairs so we were table-less.  The ultra modern look of the tulip table was a  bit much for our house as almost everything here is danish, and wood.  We had sold our old table to make room for a Paul McCobb Planner Group table that Amber has wanted for a long time. 
Early in our relationship, while flipping through auction catalogs, she pointed one out and described it as the perfect table as it mixes traditional with modern. These usually go for no less than $400, and the chairs often go for $200+. We got this table for a good price, but it was without chairs.

I found these Northwest Chair Company chairs for $50 and thought they were enough in the Paul McCobb style to suffice.

The design genius of the Planner Group is that they are made to look very delicate, but are very heavy. The optical illusion is the beveled edge on the table top that makes it look very thin.

Pufferfish toothpick holder approves.


BomshellShocked said...

Love it!

Midcenturymadam said...

Nice. The table is beautiful and the chairs are perfect. Glad blowfish approves...that's very important!

modern monkey said...

Looks great! I have the same salt & pepper shakers that I bought in Eugene, OR at Oak St. Vintage. I don't anything about them except for then being Danish. Do you know anything else? Did they come with that little tray? I just love the look of them! And they look great on that table of yours. Congrats!
Link to my blog post about them. Thanks!

Brook said...


modern monkey said...

Thanks so much for the additional information about the salt and pepper shaker! I can't believe I own something designed by Arne Jacobsen! So cool. Also thanks for the message about the local media/Lost party. Our friends were not hip to this idea and I was on a airplane at the time, so unresponsive. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Annalucia just asked what the address was to this blog... So apparently apart from me still reading it, she does too!


Anonymous said...

Do you know if there is an identitying mark on the Paul McCobb chairs? I picked up two, just like the ones you have pictured, for free from a buy sell trade page. Trying to determine if they are McCobb or Northwest Chair Co.