A relaunched design from the 1950s by Paul McCobb, Fritz Hansen’s Magazine Holder is part of the PlannerTM Collection — functional, beautiful and versatile design with timeless appeal.
A lesson in geometry, the perfectly symmetrical silhouette of Fritz Hansen’s new Magazine Holder explores the relationship between form and function.
Meet the realist and perfectionist - in personality as well as in his designs. Paul McCobb moved from Boston to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a designer. When it came to design he was completely self-taught but his profound understanding of perspective paved the way for his emerging career as one of the most important designers of the time. Perspective and scale in particular became a trademark for McCobb, whose tables, shelves and even lamps were the result of meticulous attention to the room the design would inhabit. Thin lines, simplicity of form and a distinct lightness characterize the works of Paul McCobb. He was a realist and a perfectionist and his design pieces are a clear reflection of his personality.
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 our relaunch of McCobb's Planner™ coffee tables. Details such as the narrowing of the welted steel by the “feet” of the base is how one recognizes a genuine McCobb design.