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Rare and understated this Hugh Acton Dining Table. It features tubular chrome legs and a beautiful oiled walnut table top in excellent original condition. Hugh Acton furniture does not come around so here is your chance at a rare opportunity to own an original Acton piece. This piece was purchased from the estate of the original owner who was a GM designer as well as a well known watercolorist.
Dimensions: 72" L x 33 W" x 28.375" H
About the Designer: Hugh Acton is a modern renaissance man, nationally recognized as a furniture designer, artist, inventor, and philosopher. Acton is known for his metal and wood furniture benches and seating in the 1950's. The Hugh Action Bench of 1954 had a large commercial success, the slat wood and brass Scandinavian style bench/coffee table was very popular and iconic for the era.
After studies at Cranbrook, Acton worked in GM’s Technical Center. He then launched his own companies to produce his furniture, which included storage units and coat/hat racks, as well as tabletop goods. He sold both firms to Brunswick Corp. in the mid-1960s, but retained ownership of his more craft-intensive designs.