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Adrian Pearsall

American, 1925-2011

Adrian Pearsall designed some of the most exuberant and expressive American furniture of the 1950s and ’60s. For verve and vivacity of form, he surpasses even Vladimir Kagan — whose work is the emblem of swinging, sexy mid-20th century modernism. Pearsall gave his imagination free rein, and his flamboyant, eye-catching styles are icons of what has become known as “Atomic Age” design.

Pearsall studied architectural engineering at the University of Illinois before opening his Pennsylvania furniture company, Craft Associates, in 1952, and that training shows in many designs. A Pearsall trademark, for example, is a lounge chair with an exceptionally tall, trapezoidal back, which give the pieces a skyscraper-like silhouette. Pearsall also had a talent for so-called Gondola sofas — long, low-slung pieces with upswept ends. Many of Pearsall’s sofas and chairs are supported not by legs, but on gently arced walnut skids.

Pearsall also had a gift for tables, in particular glass-topped side tables and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder stabile. As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Adrian Pearsall had flair, and his work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.

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Gondola Sofa
Gondola Sofa
Cloud Sofa
Cloud Sofa
Ribbon Table
Ribbon Table
Wave Chaise Longue
Wave Chaise Longue
Unusual Adrian Pearsall Boomerang Walnut Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Unusual Adrian Pearsall boomerang sofa with 2 attached tables. Yes, this sofa will need to be reupholstered but who wants 60-year-old fabric anyway? Let your imagination run wild wit...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Mohair Sofa for Craft Associates Inc.
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates Inc. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, Mohair. Condition: This Adrian Pearsall mohair sofa for Cra...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Mohair, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Model 2249-C Walnut Lounge Chair for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stylish Mid-Century Modern lounge chair Model 2249-C designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in the United States, circa 1960s. This elegant and ergonomic lounge chair featu...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Fabric, Foam, Rubber, Wood, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid-Century Tub Chair Settee
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates mid century tub chair settee. This settee measures: 47 wide x 39 deep x 22 inches high, with a seat height of 15 and arm height of 20 inches. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Wood, Upholstery

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Double Wave Chaise in Fresh Boucle
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Southampton, NJ
A stunning example of Adrian Pearsall’s “Wave” Chaise having walnut legs and fresh tufted Boucle upholstery with new cushioning throughout. This is the double model measuring 30x37x5...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Bouclé, Walnut

Pair Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Midcentury Cube Lounge Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman, Harvey Probber, Craft Associates
Located in Decatur, GA
Exquisite pair of Adrian Pearsall oversized Mid-Century Modern cube lounger chairs by Craft Associates, circa 1970. Tuxedo style chair with chromed aluminum plinth bases. Completely ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Chrome, Aluminum

Pair of Midcentury Armchairs by Adrian Pearsall Model Capitan in Skin, 1950s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant pair of armchairs designed by Adrian Pearsall from the 1950s. The armchairs are the famous "Capitan" model. Their structure is in Mahogany wood. While its upholstery is in Bo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Mahogany, Leather

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs, 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Hamburg, PA
A handsome pair of Adrian Pearsall high-back dining chairs for Craft Associates. These sculptural side chairs have a Mid-Century Modern design circa 1960. This pair could stand alone...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery

  • Pair of Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs, 1960s
  • Pair of Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs, 1960s
  • Pair of Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs, 1960s
  • Pair of Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs, 1960s
H 47.25 in. W 19.5 in. D 26 in.
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Adrian Pearsall furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Adrian Pearsall are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Adrian Pearsall collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 343 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Adrian Pearsall were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Ray Eames and Dunbar, Charles and Harvey Probber. Prices for Adrian Pearsall furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$695 and tops out at US$34,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,750 on average.

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