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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Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Drum Side Table...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Resin, Laminate
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...
Rare Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Chaise Lou...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Resin, Upholstery
Uncommon Adrian Pearsall chaise longue with Brutalist sculpted resin base. Paying homage to Paul Evans' sculpted bronze series, this Brutalist chaise by Adrian Pearsall features an upho...
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chair for Karl Mathsson with R...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Beech, Birch
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 27.5″ H x 99″ L x 33″ D. Seat heigh...
Rare Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Rare Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Hudson Supermarket
Rare Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Foam, Walnut
Rare and hard to find lounge chair and ottoman designed by Adrian Pearsall. Refinished and reupholstered in a period fabric.
Adrian Pearsall Leather Wing High Back Chair for C...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 40.5″ H x 33″ W x 35″ D. Seat heigh...
Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Danish Modern LA
Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1950s. Dimensions: 29″H x 110″ W x 31“ D. Seat height ...
Six Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Dining Chairs
Six Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Dining Chairs
Classic Modern Design
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.
Rare Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Rare Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Danish Modern LA
Rare Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Cotton, Fabric, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 27.5″ H x 99″ L x 33″ D. Seat heigh...
Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Chair and Ottoman
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs
Alpaca, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall sculptural chair and ottoman.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Brutalist lounge chairs. Chairs have been reupholstered in a soft black velvet.
Extremely Rare Gondola Sofa by Adrian Pearsall
Extremely Rare Gondola Sofa by Adrian Pearsall
Lynn Goode Vintage
Extremely Rare Gondola Sofa by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Highly sculptural gondola sofa by Adrian Pearsall in the original fabric that needs reupholstering. Extensive biscuit tufting. We have had several of these sofas before and they look sm...
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Cloud Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Cloud Chairs
Oliver Modern
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Cloud Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall cloud chairs. Sleek wide lounge chairs that provide comfort from any position. Not many of these come to market. In our opinion Adrian Pearsall's best design. T...
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair and Ottoman for Craft...
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: Brazilian leather, walnut. Condition: This Adrian Pearsall lounge...
Adrian Pearsall Chair for Craft Associates Inc
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates Inc. Period or Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, nubby fabric. Condition: This Adrian Pearsall chair for Cr...
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Ashtray
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Ashtray
CONVERSO
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Ashtray
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Ashtrays
Epoxy Resin, Glass
Adrian Pearsall made it cool to smoke again. Removable glass tray.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Barrel ...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Vintage modern pair of Adrian Pearsall chairs featuring unique three sculpted legs on brass wheels. Designed for Craft Associates, they feature a comfortable rounded frame set on an unu...
Brutalist Style Wall Cabinet in Bronze Finish by A...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Resin, Wood
Stunning and rare wall shelving unit in the Brutalist style designed by Adrian Pearsall and manufactured by Craft Associates. The unit is composed of three pieces in the Brutalist st...
Walnut Dining Table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft A...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Walnut
Designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1960, a round glass surface rests on the sumptuous walnut base. This superb dining table has the atomic, biomorphic qualities of ...
Vintage Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Dining Chairs Se...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Brutalist Dining Room Chairs
Vintage set of four side dining chairs by Adrian Pearsall in the Brutalist manner. I also have listed separately the matching dining table or desk base, the credenza, wall bar cabinet a...
Vintage Adrian Pearsall Dining Table or Desk Bruta...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Brutalist Dining Room Tables
Vintage Adrian Pearsall dining table or desk base. Glass top not included. Matching pieces to this set are available separately including wall bar, dining chairs, etagere, credenza. Mi...
Vintage Adrian Pearsall Buffet or Cabinet, Brutali...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Brutalist Credenzas
Vintage Adrian Pearsall credenza. If interested I have the matching wall bar, dining chairs, dining table, or desk base and etagere available separately. Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood ...
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Oliver Modern
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall lounge chairs.
Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
Modern Drama
Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Sculptural form sofa by Adrian Pearsall. Newly upholstered over refinished walnut base.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Oliver Modern
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Walnut
Pair of Adrian Pearsall lounge chairs.
Sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Model...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Sofa in original condition designed in the 1960s by Adrian Pearsall and manufactured by Craft Associates. Sofa model #2408 is all original. The fabric has no tears or worn spots but sli...
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Lounge chair Model 834-C designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
Classic Modernist Adrian Pearsall Walnut and Glass...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Walnut
Boat-shaped glass topped dining table with Pearsall's sculptural walnut base as support by his company Craft Associates model 2179-T, Classic Mid-Century Modern design.
Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Sofa with Walnu...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Very nice Adrian Pearsall mid century modern walnut sofa with built in end tables and new upholstery.
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.
1970s Lounge Chair by Adrian Pearsall
1970s Lounge Chair by Adrian Pearsall
Full Circle Modern
1970s Lounge Chair by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Wide and low upholstered lounge chair with circular walnut base and button-tufted seat cushion. Fantastic scale and fun 1970s style. Newly reupholstered in a mushroom-color woven fabric...
Adrian Pearsall Wingback Lounge Chair and Footstoo...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
This iconoclastic take on the wingback armchair zaps old-fashioned stuffiness in favor of a funky, organic shape. Adrian Pearsall's visionary designs often leave us wondering if they ar...
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table for Craft Associates
The Swanky abode
Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Walnut
Designer: Adrian Pearsall. Manufacturer: Craft Associates Inc. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Walnut, glass. Condition: This Adrian Pearsall coffee tab...
Adrian Pearsall Chrome Frame Faux Bamboo Sofa
Adrian Pearsall Chrome Frame Faux Bamboo Sofa
Fairfield County Antique and Design Center
Adrian Pearsall Chrome Frame Faux Bamboo Sofa
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Chrome, Upholstery
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates faux bamboo frame sofa. Newly re-upholstered in herringbone fabric. Matching loveseat also available. Very unique piece, amazing condition.
Adrian Pearsall Faux Bamboo Loveseat for Craft Ass...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Chrome, Upholstery
Gorgeous faux bamboo chrome frame Adrian Pearsall loveseat. Newly upholstered in beautiful herringbone fabric. Matching sofa also available.
Outstanding Adrian Pearsall Two-Piece Curved Sofa ...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Outstanding and rare two-piece Adrian Pearsall curvaceous sofa sectional. This two-piece sectional is rare because this sofa is almost always seen as a one piece sofa. Being two pieces ...
High-Backed 2056-C Armchair by Adrian Pearsall for...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Textile, Walnut
The dramatic form of this angular high-back chair, model 2056-C by Adrian Pearsall, belies its comfortableness. The walnut frame is upholstered in a vibrant yellow-orange.
Pair of Armchairs by Adrian Pearsall
Pair of Armchairs by Adrian Pearsall
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Pair of Armchairs by Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall did his best design work in the 1960s for Craft Associates. These rare solid walnut 950-C chairs are prime examples. Reupholstered in brown corduroy. (Please note: We...
Adrian Pearsall 1960s High Back Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall 1960s High Back Dining Chairs
King and 56th, Inc.
Adrian Pearsall 1960s High Back Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Walnut, Wool
Four monumental Adrian Pearsall commander dining chairs upholstered in plaid wool.
Classic Modernist Adrian Pearsall Sofa
Classic Modernist Adrian Pearsall Sofa
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Classic Modernist Adrian Pearsall Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Classic modernist Adrian Pearsall sofa. Recently reupholstered in a wool cotton large print floral fabric. Nice sculptural walnut base. See other listing for matching high back lounge c...
Classic Modernist Adrian Pearsall High Back Lounge...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Classic Modernist high back lounge chair designed by Adrian Pearsall. Recently reupholstered in a wool cotton large print floral fabric, nice sculptural walnut base, see other listing f...
Model 1209C Walnut Lounge Chair by Adrian Pearsall...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Textile, Walnut
Designed by Adrian Pearsall and manufactured by his company Craft Associates, this cane-back lounge chair is as comfortable as it is stylish. The contoured legs and scooped armrests of ...
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...
Adrian Pearsall Set of Six Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall Set of Six Dining Chairs
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Adrian Pearsall Set of Six Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall graduated from university with a degree in architectural engineering. He left the architectural field after two years and founded “Craft Associates,” which became one of...
Mid-Century Sculptural Walnut Bench
Mid-Century Sculptural Walnut Bench
Modern Drama
Mid-Century Sculptural Walnut Bench
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mohair, Walnut
Sculptural walnut base by Adrian Pearsall with new mohair cushion. Fully restored and refinished.
Adrian Pearsall Side Table and Planter, USA, 1960s...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Wonderful restored Adrian Pearsall side table and planter, 1965, USA.
Settee by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
Settee by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
Wright Now
Settee by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Settees
Upholstery, Walnut
This settee is the smaller version of the well-known model 2408 sofa by Adrian Pearsall. The is the perfect apartment piece, still long enough for most to stretch out on and even serve ...
Superb Adrian Pearsall Round Lounge Chair with Fit...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wonderful tony design by Adrian Pearsall for his firm Craft Associates, this button tufted lounge chair with fitted ottoman has a comfortable low scale, sporting fat tapered walnut legs...
Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa
Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa
Janakos & Company
Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
The "Gondola" sofa. An iconic Mid-Century Modern design by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1960. Solid walnut hairpin front legs with a conical peg-leg at back. Sculptural w...
Mid-Century Brutalist Style Dining Table by Adrian...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
20th Century Brutalist Dining Room Tables
Resin
Mid-Century Brutalist style dining table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Fasioned after the great work of Paul Evans, the table features a detailed resin finish over a wood bas...
Adrian Pearsall Wing Armchair
Adrian Pearsall Wing Armchair
Modlife Home
Adrian Pearsall Wing Armchair
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Rare wingback armchair by Adrian Pearsall, 1960s production beautifully restored walnut wood and reupholstered in an ivory textured designer fabric.
Rare and Very Comfortable Lounge Chair and Ottoman...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Bouclé, Walnut
Rare and very comfortable lounge chair and ottoman by Adrian Pearsall, 1960s. This scoop lounge chair has been fully restored and reupholstered in a pearl white Knoll bouclé. We of...
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Cocktail Table
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Laminate, Resin, Wood
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist table for Craft Associates in sculpted bronze polyresin over wood with a matte black laminate top.
Adrian Pearsall 'Gondola" Sofa Model 2408 for Craf...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Suede, Walnut
Classic Mid-Century Modern sofa made by Craft Associates, designed by Adrian Pearsall reflects the stunning sleek, elegant lines of Mid-Century design while remaining highly appropriate...
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.
Set of Four Adrian Pearsall Dining Chairs
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century Dining Room Chairs
A set of for dining chairs, model 1613-C, by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Very nicely scaled dining chairs, less imposing than the big high back Pearsall dining chairs, while s...
Sculptural Walnut Occasional Table by Adrian Pears...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Glass, Walnut
Sculptural walnut occasional table by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Classic design and scale make this piece versatile. Measurements of base without glass: 15.75" W x 16" D ...
Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Dining Table
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Walnut
Sculptural walnut base with glass top by Adrian Pearsall.
Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa for Craft Associates
Danish Modern NoHo
Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa for Craft Associate...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Walnut
Vintage sculptural "Gondola" sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Newly refinished and reupholstered.
Vintage Adrian Pearsall Curved Chaise Lounge with ...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
A beautiful vintage 1960s curved double wide upholstered chaise lounge designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. The base in sculptural polished walnut and the curved frame newl...
Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Bench
Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Bench
Stamford Modern
Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Bench
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Walnut
Sculptural newly refinished walnut bench.