Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, Peter Brown, the designer of iconic mid-century modern furniture house TH Brown, was busy creating design masterpieces that perfectly captured the mood and imagination of homeowners and stylists throughout Australia and the world.
One piece that rapidly developed a cult following at the time and has since become a highly desired and sought-after item in the auction market is the Rondo Pouffe Table (also known as the Fondue, Propeller or Pouffe Table).
The classic small table suite consisted of a round glass topped occasional table resting on a beautifully shaped solid ash frame. Three distinctive, almond shaped pouffe seats elegantly nestle underneath, providing additional seating when needed.
The exquisite joinery is what makes this table so unique, using techniques rarely seen then or now. Utilising a hub and spoke design, the result is a stunning 3-way starburst of wood grain which radiates out, creating a visual masterpiece. The oval shaped legs are crafted in solid timber using hand turned pieces that cradle the inner frame, using biscuit joints to dramatic effect.
Thanks to the incredible TH Brown back catalogue, the brand is reissuing its most beloved pieces, and now is the time for the Rondo Pouffe Table suite to find a home once again in living, lounge and playrooms across the world.
“It was a design piece that resonated with so many people back in the day. It was used in the most glamorous of cocktail settings right through to children’s playrooms,” Simon Brown, Managing Director TH Brown.
“We’re thrilled to be able to remake this design once again, manufactured by the same South Australian craftsman who produced it back in the 70s. Due to its smaller size and shape, the Rondo is a setting that can easily be moved about in household environments and it’s available in a wide range of upholstery options. We envisage that this beautiful piece will be handed down through the generations. Which is what we aspire to be the case with all our items.”
The table suite will be available in a range of timber finishes, glass and upholstery options, or you can choose a truly tailored outcome. Each TH Brown piece of furniture is individually numbered and comes with a 10-year Warranty and a Certificate of Authenticity. All our timber and leather are ethically sourced.
Reinforcing our commitment to Australian manufacturing and supporting local business, the glass top for the Rondo will be supplied in a customer’s specific location via our network of national glass suppliers.
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