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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
Adrian Pearsall 2000-S Gondola Sofa
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Hingham, MA
Original Adrian Pearsall gondola sofa by Craft Associates model 2000-S with walnut trim and tapered conical legs. Ready for you to reupholster.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Walnut

  • Adrian Pearsall 2000-S Gondola Sofa
  • Adrian Pearsall 2000-S Gondola Sofa
  • Adrian Pearsall 2000-S Gondola Sofa
  • Adrian Pearsall 2000-S Gondola Sofa
H 20 in. W 110 in. D 30 in.
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Gondola Sofa
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for craft associates mid century gondola sofa The sofa measures: 101 wide x 31.5 deep x 25.5 high, with a seat height of 15 and arm height of 19.5 inches All pi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery, Wood

Scrumptious Adrian Pearsall Angular Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chair Mid-Century
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Simply scrumptious Adrian Pearsall angular and sculptural lounge chair. I really feel like I can not fully described the deliciousness of this rare chair by Mr. Pearsall. It is newly...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery, Walnut

Stylish Pair Adrian Pearsall Unique Wing Back Chair Sculpted Walnut Midcentury
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stylish pair of Adrian Pearsall unique wing back chairs. This is one of our favorite designs by Mr. Pearsall with the wide wing back and the neat geometrical sculpted walnut frame. W...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall 893-TGO Jacks Oval Cocktail Table
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Hingham, MA
Original 1960’s sculptural organic “Jacks”cocktail table in beautifully figured solid walnut designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates topped with elongated elliptical oval gl...
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1960s American Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates "Sculpted Bronze" Brutalist Credenza
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft associates "Sculpted Bronze" brutalist credenza The lower case of rectangular form with a lacquered top fitted with three sculpted swing doors, raised on a ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall

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Composition, Brass

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Model 2000S Mid Century Gondola Sofa
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Model 2000S Mid Century Gondola Sofa The sofa measures: 111 wide x 31 deep x 29.5 high, with a seat height of 15 inches and arm height of 19.7...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery, Wood

Pearsall Loveseat Sofa Bench
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
Chic bench form settee, loveseat, sofa by Pearsall for Craft Associates. This example has a plinth base which supports the platform seat, with upholstered seat and backrest. Currentl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall

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Walnut, Upholstery

  • Pearsall Loveseat Sofa Bench
  • Pearsall Loveseat Sofa Bench
  • Pearsall Loveseat Sofa Bench
  • Pearsall Loveseat Sofa Bench
H 28 in. W 51 in. D 33 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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