Organic Design Coffee Table
Philco Predicta "Tabletop" Television, 1959
Made in USA
Herbert Gosweiler, design manager
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Paul Frankls amoeba-shaped coffee table is a stylish sculpture in its own right. Its playfully curvaceous top is covered with a thin, soft-looking layer of cork. Chicago potter Eugene Deutch made the large ceramic bowl seen here, which features a biomorphic shape stylistically related to the tables top. Both can be considered part of a post-World War II craze for organic design, which was reflected in the forms and even the names of many commercial designs of the day, such as the Contour coffee set and Bubble Lamp seen here.