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Adrian Pearsall Furniture

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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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Sofas
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Disc Bar by Adrian Pearsall
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Side Tables
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Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Bench
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Long Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Coffee Table
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Adrian Pearsall Wingback Lounge Chair
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
Alternative Furnishings Inc.
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The Swanky Abode
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Alternative Furnishings Inc.
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Rare Walnut and Upholstered Sofa by Adrian PearsallOn Hold
Red Modern Furniture
Round Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair
Very Vintage LA Gallery
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Mrspk&oz
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Sofa Set
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Classic 1960s Double Chaise by Adrian Pearsall
Montage
Gondola Sofa by Adrian Pearsall
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Pair of Adrian Pearsall Armchairs
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Adrian Pearsall Wave Lounge Chair
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Adrian Pearsall Side Tables
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Adrian Pearsall Style Mid-Century Bench
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Gondola Walnut Base Sofa, circa 1960s
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Adrian Pearsall Sofa for Craft Associates
Danish Modern LA
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