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 and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder stabile. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Adrian Pearsall had flair, and his work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.

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Set of Four Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Dini...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Fabulous set of four Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut dining chairs. The set consists of two armchairs and two side chairs. They have been reupholstered in a wonderful period appropria...
Iconic Oversized Adrian Pearsall Sofa with Compart...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Wonderful all original sofa with storage compartment in very good vintage shape by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, 1960s, USA.
Adrian Pearsall “Grasshopper” Chaise Longue with O...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Excellent Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut grasshopper chair with matching ottoman. Both pieces have recently been upholstered in a lovely period appropriate beige tweed and look great...
Unusual and Rare Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Glass, Resin
Unusual and rare pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist etageres. Very hard to find one but to have a pair-oh my. Please see our huge selection of other pieces by Adrian Pearsall in our othe...
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs and Ottoman,...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
A pair of walnut Craft Associates lounge chairs and a single ottoman, designed by Adrian Pearsall. Newly upholstered, new foam, new Perilli straps, in a grey velvet by Pindler and Pindl...
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 2466-C Lounge...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 2466-C lounge chair and ottoman. Refinished frame with new grey upholstery. Mint condition.  
Rare Set of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs Reuphols...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cowhide, Walnut
Rare set of lounge chairs. Designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA. Reupholstered in Brazilian cowhide with walnut frames refinished. Measures: 29 ¾" H x 32" ...
Six Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of six chairs. The four-side chairs measures 47.25" high, 19.25" wide, 24" deep, seat 18" high. The Armchairs measurements are 48" high, 27.25" wide, 24" deep, seat 18" high.
Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Danish Modern Style Wa...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
A stylish modern design created by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. It features a sculptural solid walnut base, with thick free-form glass top.
Adrian Pearsall Large Wing Chair for Craft Associa...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates Inc. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, oiled leather. Condition: This Adrian Pearsall large wi...
Stunning Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Kidney ...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
Wonderful and iconic Adrian Pearsall sculptural walnut coffee table. This is a Fine example of this amazingly designed table. The Fine crafted walnut base has a oil rubbed finish that i...
Adrian Pearsall Wingback Lounge Chair for Craft As...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall's style is the epitome of Mid-Century American design. The dramatic and exuberant lines echoed other design industries of the era that looked forward from the jet age in...
Large Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Club Ch...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Large Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates club chair of exaggerated architectural form with recent neutral upholstery.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Boomera...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern solid walnut base "Boomerang" coffee table designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Item features the original kidney shaped glass top, interlocki...
Set of Four Dining Chairs by Adrian Pearsall in Wa...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
A stunning set of four dining chairs by Adrian Pearsall in walnut and original 1960s fabric.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates High ...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
A pair of Mid-Century Modern chairs with exceptionally high backs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Walnut frames with new beige brushed velvet upholstery. Two pairs ava...
Pair of Walnut Side Tables by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Walnut
A pair of 1960s walnut side table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. The tops on the tables are black lacquer. DIM: 15" high 18" wide 18" deep.
Adrian Pearsall Reclining Lounge Chair for Craft A...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cotton, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall reclining lounge chair. Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensio...
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair
The Antique and Artisan Gallery
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mid-Century Modern lounge chair. Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates "H" model. Newly reupholstered and refinished.
Spectacular Adrian Pearsall Wingback Sculptural Wa...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Spectacular Adrian Pearsall tall wingback chair with matching ottoman. This set has been newly reupholstered in an amazing period correct woven fabric called sunset and looks drop dead ...
Fun Adrian Pearsall High Back Swivel Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, original fabric. Chair swivels.
Adrian Pearsall “Slim Jim” High Back Chair for Cra...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cotton, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 55″ H x 35″ W x 31.5″ D. Seat heigh...
Pair of High Back Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fantastic pair of walnut framed highly stylized lounge chairs upholstered in a deep chestnut brown with a slight gold metallic thread. New upholstery and padding.
Elegant Walnut and Glass Dining Table by Adrian Pe...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Walnut
An elegant walnut dining table by Adrian Pearsall with glass top, circa 1960s.
Rare Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Three-Piece Wall Un...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Glass, Resin, Wood
Extremely rare Adrian Pearsall three-piece wall unit bar with built in speakers. This is probably the only one of these wall units ever produced and was custom-made for the customer. Th...
Exceptional 1950s Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge C...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Iron
Rare set of chairs. Resprayed iron frames. Original ball point plastic feet. Button detailing on seat. New 4" foam with 100% cotton fabric in Mushroom from Greenhouse Fabrics. Excellent...
Adrian Pearsall Cloud Sofa in Taupe Mohair
Flow Modern
Adrian Pearsall Cloud Sofa in Taupe Mohair
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Mohair, Upholstery, Wood
The plush mohair on this sleek refurbished Adrian Pearsall cloud sofa is the color of a Weimaraner. The legs have been stained a smoky grey. The optional back pillows are new and bring ...
Adrian Pearsall Gondola Lounge Chair
Mid-Century Online
Adrian Pearsall Gondola Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Linen, Walnut
A walnut framed Gondola lounge chair by Adrian Pearsall recently covered in an orange linen, comes with a loose cushion. A very generous sized lounge chair with great Mid-Century stylin...
Excellent Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Wingba...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Amazing and rare Adrian Pearsall wingback chair with sculptural walnut base. This chair has recently been reupholstered in a Belgian wool and is in nice restored condition. Gorgeous fro...
Unusual Pair of High Back Chairs by Adrian Pearsal...
Tommi Parzinger, Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
An unusual pair of high back armchairs in original moss or olive green upholstery with stripes by Adrian Pearsall, circa 1960. The design is inspired by Tommi Parzinger. Good vintage co...
Adrian Pearsall Chaise Longue for Craft Associates...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cotton, Fabric, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 32.5″ H x 63″ W x 30″ D. Seat heigh...
1960s Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mohair, Walnut
This outstanding set of lounge chair and ottoman is by Adrian Pearsall. It is newly reupholstered in a soft, champagne-hued mohair. The design of the chair is a "scooped" shape perfect ...
Cocktail Table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Assoic...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
This cocktail table by Adrian Pearsall was manufactured by Craft Associates. The organically shaped walnut based is topped in glass.
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Dining Table or...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Resin
Paying homage to 'Paul Evans' sculpted bronze series, this Brutalist dining table/ desk by Adrian Pearsall features abstract motifs in a sculpted resin. The trestle base is decorated in...
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Craft Associate...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Naugahyde, Wood
A pair of Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates hexagonal sofas. Rare, super stylish pair with red lacquered frames, patent faux leather straps with large brass nailheads. Stamped patent. Na...
Adrian Pearsall Chaise Lounge
Soho Treasures
Adrian Pearsall Chaise Lounge
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Very nice black upholstery Adrian Pearsall chaise longue.
Adrian Pearsall Wave Chaise for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Fabric, Walnut
Iconic Mid-Century Modern piece that is as comfortable on the eyes as it is to lie in. Newly reupholstered in light beige crushed velvet with perfect tapered walnut legs.
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Dining Table or Desk
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s Brutalist Dining Room Tables
Resin
Stunning Brutalist dining table or desk base by Adrian Pearsall in the manner of Paul Evans. This cast resin table base is artistic, eye catching and quite substantial. An impressive pi...
Sculptural Walnut Bench
Modern Drama
Sculptural Walnut Bench
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Walnut
Walnut Adrian Pearsall base with new grey upholstered bench top. Pair available.
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Drum Side Table...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Laminate, Resin
Paying homage to 'Paul Evans' sculpted bronze series, this Brutalist drum table by Adrian Pearsall features black laminate top and abstract motifs in a sculpted resin. The table is deco...
Adrian Pearsall Jacks Coffee Table, 1960s
Per Se Gallery
Adrian Pearsall Jacks Coffee Table, 1960s
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
A wonderful Adrian Pearsall 'Jacks' coffee table for craft. The table has a walnut base and oval glass top. The piece is in excellent condition.
Adrian Pearsall Sculpted Walnut Lounge Chair and O...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall sculpted walnut lounge chair and ottoman. Measures: Ottoman: 19.5" D x 25" W x 15" H.
Vintage Mid-Century Grey Chaise Longue by Adrian P...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Walnut
This Mid-Century Modern chaise longue was designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in the 1960s. This piece has been reupholstered in a grey textured fabric. The wave shape and ...
Sculptural Mid-Century Walnut Bench in Blue Mohair...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mohair, Walnut
Sculptural walnut base by Adrian Pearsall. New bench top upholstered in blue mohair. Pair available.
Large Brass Base Swivel Pouf Ottoman by Adrian Pea...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Brass, Leather
Swivel ottomans by Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs. Brass base with new leather upholstery.
Sculptural Adrian Pearsall Walnut Dining Table for...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Walnut
A Mid-Century Modern solid oak dining table with glass top by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Handsome base exhibits excellent craftsmanship in its sculptural forms and interse...
Set of Six Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs for Craft...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
A Mid-Century Modern set of six upholstered walnut dining chairs – four side and two high back by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. With solid walnut base and supremely comfortab...
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall
Sputnik Modern
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s Lounge Chairs
A pair of walnut and mohair lounge chairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
Vintage Walnut Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall fo...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Stunning sculptural walnut lounge chairs model #2315-C. Designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Newly refinished and reupholstered.
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Sofa
Azalea Modern
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates sofa.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist lounge chairs. Chairs need new upholstery and refinishing, circa 1970s. dimensions: 34" W x 36" D x 24" T. seat height 14".
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Tom Gibbs Studio
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chenille, Upholstery, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Four-Door Sideboard
VERN + VERA
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Four-Door Sideb...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Laminate, Resin
Paying homage to 'Paul Evans' sculpted bronze series, this Brutalist four-door credenza by Adrian Pearsall features a black laminate top and abstract motifs in a sculpted resin. The cab...
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Round Wall Mount Bar Cab...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Resin, Wood
Paying homage to 'Paul Evans' sculpted bronze series, this Brutalist round wall-mounted disk bar cabinet by Adrian Pearsall features two half circle doors in abstract motifs in a sculpt...
Mid-Century Sculptural Bench
Modern Drama
Mid-Century Sculptural Bench
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Velvet, Walnut
Sculptural walnut base by Adrian Pearsall with new velvet upholstery cushion top.
Two-Person Wave Chaise Longue by Adrian Pearsall f...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Foam, Textile, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall's design for Craft Associates places a dramatic wave of upholstery on splayed legs of walnut. This chaise longue is large enough for two to lounge comfortably together. ...
Barrel Form Lounge Chairs by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
A very good pair of wide and deep barrel form lounge chairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. These chairs have exceptionally sculptural nicely grained walnut legs and are great ...
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Armchairs in Ora...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall tall back armchairs in original orange velvet upholstery. Needs refinishing. Please see our other listing for six sides and two armchairs. Dimensions: 24.5...
Set of Eight Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs
Again & Again
Set of Eight Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of eight Adrian Pearsall dining chairs in original orange vintage fabric. Needs refinishing. Please note our separate listing for two additional armchairs. Dimensions: 24.5" x...
Vintage 1960s Curved Chaise Longue by Adrian Pears...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
A Classic and very comfortable vintage 1960s curved double wide chaise longue designed by Adrian Pearsall. Tapered walnut legs and original chocolate brown 'teddy bear' upholstery.