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Organic Design Coffee Table
Philco Predicta "Tabletop" Television, 1959
Made in USA
Herbert Gosweiler, design manager

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Paul Frankl’s 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 table’s 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.