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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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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chairs
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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
On Hold
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...
Handsome Adrian Pearsall Club Chair with Walnut Tr...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Handsome Adrian Pearsall club chair with walnut trim.
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.
Adrian Pearsall Sculpted Walnut Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall sculpted walnut lounge chair.
Walnut Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Adrian Pearsall...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Matching lounge chair and ottoman by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. The beautiful sculptural walnut frame of the chair and the ottoman. Please refer to the condition further d...
Pair of Matching 'Jacks' End/Side Tables by Adrian...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Glass, Walnut
Sculptural pair of matching Mid-Century Modern 'Jacks' end or side tables made from solid walnut, with rectangular glass tops with rounded corners by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associate...
Mid-Century Modern Nightstands/Bedside Tables by A...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Glass, Walnut
Unique walnut nightstands with open base shelf and glass tops
Mid-Century Vintage Pair of Adrian Pearsall Walnut...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Mid-Century walnut side tables designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. This pair features a stunning walnut grain top and sculptural wood legs. Price is for the pair.  
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Large Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery
Pearsall for Craft Associates, oversized round lounge chairs on wheels, which can be removed to become stationary. Rebuilt and reupholstered with great plains cotton blended chenille. ...
Adrian Pearsall "Boomerang" Bench in Grey Wool
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Walnut, Wool
Sculptural bench newly recovered in grey wool. Boomerang shaped legs have been refinished in a rich dark chocolate tone with a satin finish.
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Chairs with Espr...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Pair of newly upholstered Adrian Pearsall tall back chairs with new espresso plinth base veneer. Dimensions: 31" W x 31" D x 43" T. Seat height 16".
Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Side Tables
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
Pair of "Jacks" end tables by Adrian Pearsall. Solid walnut bases with glass tops.
Adrian Pearsall Sofa
Modern Drama
Adrian Pearsall Sofa
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet, Walnut
Adrian Pearsall sofa on sculptural want base. Fully restored and reupholstered in velvet.
Adrian Pearsall High Back Lounge Chairs
Modern Drama
Adrian Pearsall High Back Lounge Chairs
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
Dramatic lounge chairs by Adrian Pearsall on sculptural walnut bases. Fully restored and reupholstered in velvet.
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.
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...
Loveseat Sofa by Paearsall
Barbarella Home
Loveseat Sofa by Paearsall
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Upholstery, Walnut
Architectural armless settee, loveseat, sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Original, clean condition and use as is or reupholster to taste.
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Wingback Chai...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Stunning pair of high back, wing chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1950s. Sculptural walnut frames fully restored. Newly recovered in Echo Granite by Mo...
Pair of Adrian Pearsall Club Chairs and Slipper Ch...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Upholstery, Velvet, Walnut
Pair of Adrian Pearsall tufted off-white armless club chairs and slipper chairs with curved back and legs.
Adrian Pearsall Jacks Side Table
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Adrian Pearsall Jacks Side Table
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
A solid dark walnut based Jacks side table with plate glass top by Craft Associates.
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...
Oversize High Back Swivel Lounge Chair by Adrian P...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A extra tall tapered hooded back swivel lounge chair with whited painted crown pattern veneer wood base by Adrian Pearsall reupholstered about 15 -20 years ago in a very dramatic and lu...
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.
Rare Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Sculpted Chaise Lounge
On Hold
VERN + VERA
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...
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...
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.
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
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 ...
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...
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
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.
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...
Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Ashtray
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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.
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...
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...
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...