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Adrian Pearsall Chairs

American, 1925-2011
American, 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.

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Creator: Adrian Pearsall
Pair of Midcentury Armchairs by Adrian Pearsall Model Capitan in Skin, 1950s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant pair of armchairs designed by Adrian Pearsall from the 1950s. The armchairs are the famous "Capitan" model. Their structure is in Mahogany wood. While its upholstery is in Bo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Adrian Pearsall 950C Mid Century Walnut Dining Chairs - Set of 2
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall 950C Mid Century Walnut Dining Chairs - Set of 2 Each chair measures: 24.25 wide x 24 deep x 30 high, with a seat height of 17.25 inches and an arm height of 26.5 in...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair 1806-C
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Adrian Pearsall chair #1806-C for Craft Associates with sculpted wood armrests and legs. Comfortable chair for home or business seating. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Extra Large High-back Chair Model 2139-C
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in West Hartford, CT
One of Adrian Pearsall's larger chairs, this one is 54" tall and sits like a throne on wheels. The chair is structurally sound but will need to be reupholstered and refilled. A great...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates lounge chair This chair measures: 24.25 wide x 23.5 deep x 25.75 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 and arm height of 21.5 inches All ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Modern Pearsall Gondola Chair and Ottoman
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Super 1960s style designed by Adrian Pearsall with wide seating and large ottoman. Black sculpted frames and white vinyl upholstery. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with de...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

Restored Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Lowback Lounge Chair
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Restored Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Lowback Lounge Chair This chair measures: 30 wide x 25.5 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall Mid Century Walnut Wingback Arm Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall mid century walnut wingback arm chair This chair measures: 38 wide x 44 deep x 39 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and an arm height of 26 inches Ready for...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Spindle Back Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates mid century spindle back lounge chair The chair measures: 27.25 wide x 35.5 deep x 27 high, with a seat height of 11.5 inches and arm height/...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall 950c Mid Century Walnut Dining Chairs, Set of 2
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian pearsall 950c mid century walnut dining chairs - set of 2 Each chair measures: 24.25 wide x 24 deep x 30 high, with a seat height of 17.25 inches and an arm height of 26.5 ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Nely Upholstered in Ivory Boucle Fabric Swivel Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous newly upholstered in elegant ivory boucle fabric high back swivel chair. Designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in PA circa 1960's. Why not own the best.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Textile, Bouclé, Wood, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs Chrome Lounge Chair, Pair
By Comfort Design Furniture, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for comfort designs mid century chrome lounge chair - pair Each chair measures: 28.25 wide x 31.5 deep x 28.25 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 and arm heig...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Chairs by Craft and Associates
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of low, wide barrel chairs supported by a sculpted walnut open frame base. Made by Craft and Associates by Adrian Pearsall. The chairs have been recovered in a white fabric an...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Pair Brutalist Side Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare and outstanding pair of Mid-Century Modern Brutalist side-chairs (that can also be used as occasional or lounge) designed by Adrian Pearsall and manufactured by Craft Associat...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Bronze

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Lounge chair These chairs measure: 30 wide x 32 deep x 28.5 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height/chair clea...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Recliner
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Recliner This chair measures: 26 wide x 62 deep x 36 high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height of 21.5 inches All pieces...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Barrel Back Armchairs
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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 ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs Mid Century Chrome Lounge Chair
By Comfort Designs, Inc., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs mid century chrome lounge chair The chair measures: 28.5 wide x 33.5 deep x 27.5 high, with a seat height of 17 inches and arm height/chair cle...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Chrome

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Iconic Slim Jim High-Back Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly upholstered Pearsall Slim Jim chair, quite magnificent. Set apart by its height, 55" tall. One of Pearsall's most coveted pieces and, therefore, hard to find. It is in great co...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid-Century Swivel Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates mid-century swivel lounge chair. This chair measures: 38 wide x 31 deep x 30 high, with a seat height of 16.5 and arm height/chair clearance 2...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Walnut Back Chair in Yellow Loro Piana Cashmere by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in New York, NY
This refined Mid-Century Modern chair was realized by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in the United States, circa 1970. It features a sculptural base with hourglass form cross s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Chrome Caged Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates chrome caged chair. Signed. Matching sofa available in separate listing. Fabric shows signs of wear thus reupholstery is highly recommended. Oxid...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Chrome

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Scoop Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates mid century walnut scoop lounge chair This chair measures: 27 wide x 36 deep x 32.5 inches high, with a seat height of 18 and arm height of 19...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Purple Mohair Pearsall for Craft Associates Highback Lounge Armchair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A stunning Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates highback lounge armchair reupholstered in stunning purple mohair fabric. In excellent condition. Dimensions: 27"W x 30"D x 41"H, arm h...
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20th Century Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Mohair

Pair of Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates High Back Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pasadena, TX
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 ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Slim Jim High-Back Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant, rare, coveted Pearsall Slim Jim chair. It's height, at 55", sets this chair apart from the crowd. Iconic Pearsall design throughout. Includes original headrest. The fabric i...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Lounge Chair Original
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Pearsall chair, all original and still in magnificent shape, model 1534-C. The upholstery features a multi-stripe fabric that is still in great shape. There is a headrest at t...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Textile, Walnut, Fabric

Four Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Velvet Dining Chairs
By Comfort Designs, Inc., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome set of four dining chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs. These chairs have been newly upholstered in a luxurious gray velvet and rest on chrome bases. Labe...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Vintage Pearsall Chairs with Laser-Cut Butterflies on Hide
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Chicago, IL
American designer Adrian Pearsall is renowned for his trademark “Atomic Age” look that made his furniture all the rage in the 1950s and 1960s, and a sought-after collectible today. W...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Hide, Walnut

Sculptural Walnut Armchair by Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare, Mid-Century Modern, sculptural, walnut armchair designed by Adrian Pearsall is fully restored featuring blue tweed upholstered seat and back with black leather armrests. A hand...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Wing High Back Chairs for Craft Associates, circa 1965
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Adrian Pearsall Wing High back chairs in Shearling for Craft Associates, circa 1965.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Fur, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Wave Chaise
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Chicago, IL
Wave chaise by Adrian Pearsall. Fully restored and reupholstered in mohair.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Adrian Pearsall chairs for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs.com has Adrian Pearsall chairs available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Adrian Pearsall collection of chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 27 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Adrian Pearsall were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Harvey Probber, Charles Eames and Paul McCobb. Prices for Adrian Pearsall chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,500 and tops out at $12,500, while pieces like these can sell for $4,021.

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