When originally designed by the French interior designer, Jean-Michel Frank, the Parsons Table was a simple table with square legs at the four corners of the table top. The width of the legs was identical with the thickness of the top. Monsieur Frank was at the Parsons School of Design in Paris in the 1930’s when it was designed, therefore the name Parsons.
The challenge for the designer was to create a table that would retain its integrity regardless of any single material it was made of.
Earliest versions of the Parsons Table were small, square occasional tables constructed of solid wood and covered with textured surfaces such as parchment, snakeskin, leather, etc. These small tables eventually transformed into desks, sideboards, side and dining tables.
The Abby-63 Dining Table is Euro Style’s rebirth of this classic. It retains the straight square legs at the four corners of the table, but incorporates a thinner, straight top.
So, there’s the background now you know why Abby is also known as a Parsons Table.