Historically, the Parson’s Table is known to have originated through a class assignment dictated by French instructor Jean-Michel Frank, at Parsons The New School For Design in New York City in the 1930’s. His challenge to his students was to design a table that would look at home in any context, constructed in any material. The final design embraced both the simple organic modernism popular in the day, and the streamlined, traditional, efficient values held by the Shakers, achieving the goal. A Parsons Table is most recognizable by its untapered legs and equal top/leg width.
Whether built in Maple or Western Walnut, or anywhere in between, our Studio Table is a constant favorite with Joinery customers. Based on the classic Parsons Table Design, it is a natural fit in traditional, modern or transitional homes. We build this style as a solid top or extension table, and it can be customized to just about any dimension.
Above two photos via Apartment Therapy.