The Parsons Table

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.

2012 Color of the Year – PANTONE’S Tangerine Tango

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” (click here for more on this article)

Since Spring has kicked off this month, we are sure to see bright oranges in men’s and women’s fashion throughout the season, as well as in cosmetics and interior spaces.

Euro Style has incorporated this trend in this year’s 2012 catalog of products to inject some energy and vivaciousness into our collection. The Isabella Chair, Sally Stool, Lalla Lamp, and many more products come in this fresh hue.

To pick up the energy in any room, sometimes all you need is a splash of this unexpected color.

From left to right: Lilly-B Bar Chair, Sally Stool, Lalla Lamp, Radinka Table, Julia Side Table, Isabella-B Bar Chair, Isabella Side Chair, Bloom Arm Chair, Lilly Side Chair, Orbit Arm Chair, Venezia Side Chair, Holly Side Chair