Designed in the 1950s by the late Paul McCobb – widely recognised as a pioneer of contemporary democratic design – Planner™ shelving is a series of units to show and stow objects.
“Planner™ shelving balances Paul McCobb’s signature graphic expression with Fritz Hansen’s classical craftsmanship skills,” says Christian Andresen, Head of Design at Fritz Hansen, on the new addition. “It’s elegant in its simplicity, yet it unashamedly commands attention in a room.”
The Bauhaus-inspired lines of each unit are crafted in durable powder-coated steel with a matte finish, and joints are welded by hand and gently rounded to soften the overall expression. Diagonal rods on the two larger designs lend added support, while creating visual interest in the subsequent negative space. Shelves are cut from natural oak and bevelled at the edges to fit seamlessly with the frame – one of many small but significant details.
Named after its ability to help shape the design of a room, the simple yet striking shelving is available in three versions, each in varying heights and configurations. Ideal for private and professional spaces alike, Planner™ shelving can be arranged to match taste as well as needs — as a bookshelf, a display unit for favourite objects, or even as a room divider, where multiples can be attached together.
In stores from September 2019.
PLANNER™ COFFEE TABLES
The Planner™ coffee table is part of a relaunched collection by legendary American designer Paul McCobb. Paul McCobb was one of the leading figures within the American design movement of the 1950s. He was known for creating slender designs where form follows function and the table series is a brilliant example of this. The new table top comes in two kinds of marble, the dark Charcoal and the light Cream, suitable for any modern home valuing the simplicity and materials used in contemporary design. The structured yet minimalist marble surface is placed on a powder-coated steel base. It is an honest design that contains only essential elements – a table top and a base – to serve its purpose as a practical solution for planning your interior., yet it also brings true beauty and timeless elegance.
With the relaunch of the Planner coffee table ‘originality’ is the fundamental keyword. McCobb’s recipe for no-nonsense design, where only the essential is required to obtain both functionality and aesthetics, is a recipe we respect through this relaunch. Details such as the narrowing of the welted steel by the “feet” of the base is how one recognises a genuine McCobb design.
Choose between three variants; rectangular, square or round.