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Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Adrian Pearsall (USA, 1925–2011)
Adrian Pearsall (USA, 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.

Iconic Designs from Adrian Pearsall
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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...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Chrome Base Upholstered Bench by Pearsall for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Chrome

Mid Century Glass Top End Table with Sculpted Wood Base by Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Circular glass top table with sculpted wood base designed by Adrian Pearsall. This example is in very good original condition, clean and ready to use. Glass top 5/8 inch thick.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Mr. Chair by Pearsall for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Jack Base End Table by Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Furniture

Materials

Glass, Wood

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Located in New York, NY
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