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Mid Century Server Credenza Attributed to Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Nice Mid-Century Modern credenza having a large cabinet bottom and a tall vertical display shelf
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style End Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
refinished Mid-Century table with unusual edges along the tabletop show quality craftsmanship. This versatile
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Maple

Mid-Century Paul McCobb End Table for Calvin Group
By Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful Paul McCobb end table features the original manufacturers label, unique McCobb
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Paul McCobb Wall Mounted Mirror With Shelf For Bryce Originals
By Paul McCobb
Located in Doraville, GA
A wall hung mirror / shelf designed by Paul McCobb for Bryce Originals in 1953. Paul McCobbs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Iron

Mid century Paul McCobb Calvin Credenza Mahogany Brass travertine
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century American designer Paul McCobb credenza dark Mahogany wood. Original finish in beautiful
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Fantastic Pair Paul McCobb style Walnut Brass Night Stands Mid-Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pair of Paul Mccobb style walnut drop down door night stands. These were actually made
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Formica, Walnut

Perfectly Mid-Sized Adj Shelf Bookcase with Drawer in Manner of Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Kensington, MD
Great bookcase by Paul McCobb wit drawer on top. Wonderful size with nice storage capacity in a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Birch

Mid-Century Small Cabinet by Paul McCobb circa 1950 Planner Group #1512 Black
By Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid-century small cabinet by Paul McCobb circa 1950 planner group #1512 has 1 fixed shelf
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer, Maple

Mid-Century Modern Étagères by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A well scaled Mid-Century Modern étagère in bleached walnut designed by Paul McCobb. The cabinet or
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Pair of Paul McCobb Cabinets
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Paul McCobb Cabinets, planner group Maple frame with Chromed metal door pulls, white
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Paul McCobb Cabinets
Pair of Paul McCobb Cabinets
H 28 in W 40 in D 15.5 in
Paul Mccobb for Calvin Linear 3 Piece Mid Century Modern Vanity Chest Set
By Paul McCobb
Located in Denville, NJ
restorations -- please message us! This exquisite three-piece set from Paul McCobb’s Linear line for Calvin
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Chrome

Rattan Shelf Occasional / Side Table by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Mid-Century Modern side table with shelf designed by Paul McCobb. Constructed in light walnut
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Mid-Century Paul McCobb Calvin #7700 Nightstands Brass Trim Dark Mahogany
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of Paul McCobb 1960s Production #7700 dark mahogany nightstands end tables with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Iron Base Adjustable Shelf
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb single bookcase #1516 solid maple with original medium blonde
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Mid century Paul McCobb Calvin Credenza Brass Black Lacquer with top unit
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century American designer Paul McCobb Calvin Irwin Collection credenza unit In Black Lacquer
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Sideboard Dresser Console 1960s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Munich, DE
Serving table or console table designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Fold-out table top, which
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Sideboard Dresser Console 1960s
Paul McCobb Sideboard Dresser Console 1960s
H 27.17 in W 39.38 in D 20.08 in
Midcentury Paul McCobb Lamp or End Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A rare Mid-Century Modern three tier side table from the Connoisseur Collection designed by Paul
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Credenza by Paul McCobb for Planner Group #1513
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Time capsule condition low credenza/hutch by Paul McCobb for The Planner Group. Model #1513. Mostly
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Glass, Wood

Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstand or Side Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
A wrought Iron Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstand or Occasional Table for Winchendon. Model
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb for Bryce Wall Shelf in Wood and Metal, USA - 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Bryce Originals
Located in Berlin, DE
Paul McCobb for Bryce Wall Shelf in Wood and Metal, USA - 1950s. Wall-mounted floating console with
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany w Glass Dresser Credenza by Paul McCobb for Calvin
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant 5-drawer credenza with large storage compartment which features a shelf
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Pair Mid century Paul McCobb Double Bookshelves #1516 Walnut Finish Iron Base
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of vintage midcentury Paul McCobb Double high bookcases bookshelves #1516 original walnut
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Pair Mid century Paul McCobb Triple Bookshelves #1516 Walnut Finish Iron Base
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of vintage midcentury Paul McCobb triple high bookcases bookshelves #1516 original walnut
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb Sideboard for Calvin Group
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Trenton, NJ
This impressive mid-century modern sideboard by Paul McCobb for Directional Furnitures Calvin Group
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Wood

Paul McCobb Sideboard for Calvin Group
Paul McCobb Sideboard for Calvin Group
H 32.5 in W 71.5 in D 19 in
Rare Paul McCobb Trapezoidal Side or End Table.
By Paul McCobb
Located in Kansas City, MO
Paul McCobb trapezoid end or side table with a drawer and glass shelf supported in a solid brass
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co. Circular Walnut and Cane End / Side Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
stretcher shelf, resting on four walnut dowel legs. (PAUL MCCOBB FOR CALVIN FURNITURE COMPANY)
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin Brass and Walnut Cantilever End/Side Tables
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of American Mid-Century cantilever design end / side tables with rectangular walnut tops above
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Paul McCobb for Winchendon 'Planner' Blond Wood and Iron Two Drawer Coffee Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
drawers and a shallow shelf below, supported by a black iron frame with a stretcher base. (PAUL MCCOBB FOR
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Iron

Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin Sliding Door Credenzas
By Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin credenza refinished in dark espresso with sliding doors and aluminum
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Aluminum

Paul McCobb "Plateau" Double-Sided Cocktail Table
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
lower shelf. [Tag on inside drawer Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Company Grand Rapids, The Irwin
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Paul McCobb for Directional Mahogany and Travertine Side or End Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
Paul McCobb for Directional mid-century side or end table with travertine top. Cane shelf.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Travertine

1950’s Paul McCobb China Cabinet With Disappearing Bifold Doors.
By Paul McCobb
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing storage cabinet designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Calvin for the "Irwin Collection
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Vintage Modern Dark Wood Cabinet with Drawer, Paul McCobb Style
By Paul McCobb
Located in Trenton, NJ
Introducing this striking Mid-Century Cabinet, a perfect blend of functionality and timeless design
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Dry Bar or Server
By Paul McCobb, H Sacks & Sons
Located in St. Louis, MO
Hard to find Paul McCobb dry bar or server for his Connoisseur collection by H. Saks & Sons. To be
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage MCM Paul McCobb for Calvin Side Table
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in west palm beach, FL
second shelf. Made by the iconic Paul McCobb and designed for Calvin. Part of the coveted Irwin
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Eight Drawer 'Irwin' Credenza / Dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, USA
By Paul McCobb
Located in Deland, FL
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sideboard credenza or bar cabinet designed by Paul McCobb for his
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dresser
By Paul McCobb, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul McCobb Dresser for Calvin, features a rich Mahogany veneer. Its bi-fold doors, mounted on
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dresser
Paul McCobb for Calvin Dresser
H 34.5 in W 48 in D 19 in
Paul McCobb for Calvin Linear Group Display Cabinet
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Paul McCobb For Calvin Linear Group Buffet Display Cabinet. The Linear Group was designed by Paul
Category

Antique 1850s American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Aluminum

Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Cane Front Cabinet Model C8506 for Calvin 1952
By Paul McCobb
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinary Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Sideboard featuring twelve drawers with cane front doors
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Linear Group Display Cabinet by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, c. 1960s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Deland, FL
The Linear Group was designed by Paul McCobb and manufactured by Calvin Furniture. Constructed from
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Company Brass and Wood End / Side Table
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century end / side table with an off-center blonde wood top supported by a brass frame
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Metal

Very Rare Mid-Century Modern Maple Predictor Credenza by Paul McCobb for O’hearn
By Paul McCobb, O'Hearn Furniture 1
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful unique Mid-Century Modern solid maple credenza sideboard #8354 designed by Paul McCobb
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Bookcase / Entry Table by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Planner Group, USA, c. 1960
By Paul McCobb
Located in Deland, FL
. Designed by the visionary Paul McCobb and produced by the Planner Group this book shelf has recently
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut and Brass Side Tables
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fine pair of side tables from the Irwin Collection, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass

Mahogany End Table by Paul McCobb for Calvin, Irwin Collection
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, bleached mahogany, end table by Paul McCobb for Calvin, Irwin Collection
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb for Directional Nightstands Cabinets Walnut
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury American designer Paul McCobb pair of nightstands small cabinets solid walnut. Original
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Vintage "Irwin Collection" Mahogany and Brass Credenza by Paul McCobb
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage “Irwin Collection” mahogany and brass credenza by Paul McCobb for Calvin
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Vintage "Planner Group" Credenza by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture
By Winchendon, Paul McCobb
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exceptional vintage “Planner Group” credenza by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture in the United
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Smoked Glass, Birch, Ebony

Pair of Paul Mccobb Calvin Group Mahogany and Brass Nightstands for Directional
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul Mccobb Calvin Group Model 1047 two-tier nightstands/side tables for Directional (ca. 1954, USA
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Pair of Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookshelves #1516 Walnut Finish
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of vintage midcentury Paul McCobb single high bookcases bookshelves #1516 original walnut
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Wrought Iron Paul McCobb Night Stand Planner Group US 1950s
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Berlin, DE
, and lower shelf made from bamboo slats. Documented Paul McCobb.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Wrought Iron

Caned Sideboard Cabinet by Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture c 1958, Signed
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautifully refinished cabinet with hutch was designed by Paul Mccobb for Directional
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Mahogany and Brass Credenza by Calvin
By Paul McCobb, Directional, Calvin Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
All original Paul McCobb mahogany and brass cabinet model C8506 with breakfront top model C8006
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb 3 Drawer Cabinet Dresser Credenza Tobacco Maple Brass
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb three-drawer dresser credenza with (2) cabinets on each end that has
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb Single Bookcase #1516 Walnut Finish Iron Base Clean
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb single bookcase #1516 solid maple with original walnut finish on an
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Paul McCobb for Calvin Console Table with White Vitrolite Top and Brass Frame
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern console table or server designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, part of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1587 Nightstands Black Lacquer Brass Knobs End Tables
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group #1587 maple low nightstands lamp end sofa tables single
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Sliding Door Credenza with Early Branded Signature
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in Ferndale, MI
From the Paul McCobb Modular Planner Group line of Winchendon Furniture. Solid maple cabinet holds
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group Sliding Door Credenza with Drawers, Classic Modernist
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in Buffalo, NY
From the Paul McCobb Modular Planner Group line of Winchendon Furniture. Solid maple cabinet holds
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Grasscloth, Maple

Pair Night Stands by Paul McCobb for Calvin, Mahogany w/ White Milk Glass Tops
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Paul McCobb nightstands / end tables with a single drawer, shelf, original brass pulls, and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

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Paul Mccobb Midcentury Shelf For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic paul mccobb midcentury shelf available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and iron, every paul mccobb midcentury shelf was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect paul mccobb midcentury shelf — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A paul mccobb midcentury shelf is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made paul mccobb midcentury shelf has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paul McCobb, Calvin and Winchendon Furniture Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Paul Mccobb Midcentury Shelf?

A paul mccobb midcentury shelf can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,450, while the lowest priced sells for $395 and the highest can go for as much as $12,448.

Paul McCobb for sale on 1stDibs

The single aesthetic attribute of vintage Paul McCobb furniture is that the designer completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest — McCobb’s chairs, desks and dining tables are made of solid wood, usually maple or birch, often paired with frames and legs of wrought iron; the cabinets are traditionally scaled; the seating pieces have historic antecedents such as the Windsor chair — his mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.

You could call the Massachusetts-born McCobb a man of parts. As a furniture designer, his work combined the attributes of many of his now better-known peers. 

Like the work of Bauhaus designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, McCobb's furniture had purity of form and line. Like the designs of Florence Knoll and George Nelson and his associates, McCobb’s work was efficient and purposeful. And even like George Nakashima, he was adept at interpreting traditional forms, in particular those of chairs, for the 20th century.

More than any other designer besides Russel Wright, with his ubiquitous ceramic tableware, McCobb was arguably responsible for the introduction of modern design into middle-class American households — if for no other reason than that he designed the 1952 set for the original Today show. 

McCobb, a repeat recipient of the Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art, also designed cohesive lines of furnishings, such as his best-known Planner Group, that gave homes an instant “look.” He designed for several companies, most notably Directional, which was home to McCobb’s Origami chair

In 1949, in partnership with New York furniture salesman B.G. Mesberg, McCobb set up the Directional Furniture Company, a​ brand known to vintage mid-century modern furniture collectors everywhere. Directional opened its doors after McCobb created the high-end Directional Modern line of sofas distributed by the New York-based Modernage Company. Directional also produced designs by other legends such as Paul Evans and Vladimir Kagan

As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a decor: an essential.

Find vintage Paul McCobb credenzas, bookcases, nightstands and other furniture on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.