When British-born, American tastemaker T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings began designing furniture for the Michigan manufacturer Widdicomb Furniture Company in 1956, he sought to redefine the postwar American home and to transform the taste of middle America. Acting as an industrial designer for the first time in his life, he announced: “standardization of design has already given us the most beautiful bathrooms and kitchens, the best automobiles, the best planes, the best-dressed women, and now is going to do the same thing for your entire house and make your life a better one to live.” The furniture Robsjohn-Gibbings designed for Widdicomb came to offer an alternative to the plastic, tubular chromium, plywood, and metal furniture, which he disliked and which had flooded the country. Only two pieces of the line produced by Widdicomb took organic forms, and one of them, the Mesa Table, has been favorite among collectors for several years. In the recent design sale at Wright, the Mesa Table fetched a record price of $106,250.