Drexel Profile

The Drexel Profile furniture collection was designed by John Van Koert, and it was in production from 1955 to 1961. Van Koert started out as a jewelry designer for Harry Winston after WWII and later branched into industrial design. He also is well known for designing silver for Towle, particularly the Contour design; his particular attention to the drawer pulls and other hardware on Profile pieces is noted in the catalog. Thanks to Femme1 for obtaining this information – including this complete 1960 catalog, courtesy of the excellent customer service at Drexel.  Femme1 owns the walnut dining table and chairs #K40, and the round extension table, with #K62, the side chairs.

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1960 catalog – complete:

Comments

  1. Ken says

    The Drexel folks are so nice! My parents bought several pieces from their “Casa del Sol” collection in the late 1950s, and we’re still using them today. I contacted the company to ask what other pieces were in that particular line, and they scanned an original 26 page catalog and sent it to me in a .pdf file. Now, comes the fun part of tracking down other pieces for my collection!

  2. Kenny says

    I have the “step” tables and a “corner” table. I’m wanting a cocktail/coffee table, but the search has been fruitless thus far. I recently have seen other items that are NOT in the PDF above, one particular one I saw on Etsy recently is a surfboard coffee table that is two pieces and can become end tables. really cool.

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