Posted 8 months ago
This is a 1950 magazine advertisement for Kuehne Khrome Dinette Sets made by the Kuehne (pronounced Keen-ee) Manufacturing Company, Mattoon, Illinois. - This ad displays their new Planter Dinette Set with the flower planter under the table. (Gotta love that Poppy Red vinyl plastic upholstery) The table tops were made of Textolite and the chair upholstery made by Duran and Boltaflex. Available in Jonquil Yellow, Poppy Red, Leaf Green, and Willow Grey.
In 1932 the Kuehne Manufacturing Co. began producing dinette sets at their new plant on the south side of Mattoon. They stayed in business for 33 years, closing in 1965. Its early sets were wooden, but by the 1950s Kuehne was making the chromed metal breakfast-room sets so popular during that decade. Today, surviving Kuehne dinette sets are highly sought after by collectors of Mid-Century modern furniture.