I received a picture from one of my readers on a table displayed at the DESIGN HOUSE, a key attraction for designers, architects and visitors during DESIGN WEEK (October 20-28, 2010) in Mexico City. So I decided to document what I thought it was going to be another “Underwhelming attribution to Don S. Shoemaker” new post, and went to the DESIGN HOUSE to investigate…I checked all the rooms of the DESIGN HOUSE and could not find it. While heading to the exit I saw this little room and went to snoop around, I was overwhelmed by the sight of a spectacular Don S. Shoemaker large coffee table. I inspected in detail the table and someone provided me with a catalog, which indicates that this table is part of the Galeria ADN collection.

This extremely rare large coffee table produced in the 1960’s delights our eyes with parquetry table top and articulated legs in solid cueramo tropical wood. I am publishing several pictures: the one taken by one of my readers (good gossip – bad photographer) at DESIGN HOUSE and 2 additional ones provided by Galeria ADN, which I had to contact to be able to offer you a clearer view on the articulated legs design and one on the table´s top. This astonishing large coffee table has the original Don S. Shoemaker studio label on the table´s underside.

If you pay attention to the pictures taken by the gallery, you can see that unfortunately the book “Vida y Diseño en México Siglo XX” is present. I hope they are not using as a reference what is written about Don S. Shoemaker in this book. The gallery took the liberty of sending pictures of some other Don S. Shoemaker pieces they recently acquired and I can say that I am glad that they are all vintage furniture pieces.

Sorry, but you will have to stay tuned for new “underwhelming attributions” posts…

Large coffee table designed by Don S. Shoemaker

Close up on the articulated legs

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One Comment

  1. Hi Karin Goyer,

    Last night I purchased an interesting little stool or chair at an antique store. It is the folding knockdown Brazilian walnut chip-carved chair in your pictures. It has the tag on it from Don shoemakers factory in Mexico. It also has two serial numbers on it. I was interested in its value and authenticity. I found information on this chair on this site but don’t have a way top identify its authenticity.

    KEN

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