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 Adrian Pearsall Rocking Wave Chaise Restor...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Sheepskin, Walnut
This is an original Adrian Pearsall rocking wave chaise lounge. Adrian Pearsall began his career as an architect but dabbled in furniture design, quickly becoming a leader in the modern...
Adrian Pearsall Oval Chaise Lounge Settee

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Oval Chaise Lounge Settee
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates oval chaise longue or sofa upholstered with Mexican striped textile and solid blue cotton, circa 1960s. Fabric is vintage, shows ...
Adrian Pearsall Rocking Chaise Longue

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Rocking Chaise Longue
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Adrian Pearsall rocking chaise longue.
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Chaise Lounge

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Chaise Lounge...
Adrian Pearsall
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates chaise longue.
Adrian Pearsall Rocking Chaise by Craft Assoc.

By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall Rocking Chaise by Craft Assoc.
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Walnut
A large and incredibly comfortable chaise with a sculptural walnut base that allows it to rock gently, this design by Adrian Pearsall can be either a statement piece in a living room, o...
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Craft Wave Form Zebra Chaise Lounge Chair

By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Craft Wave Form...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
For your consideration is an incredible, zebra print, S or wave form chaise lounge, by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa the 1960s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are ...
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair with Ottoman for Craft Associates Model 705-CW

By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates Inc.
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair with Ottoman for Craf...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Walnut
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall lounge chair with ottoman (footstool) for Craft Associates model 705-CW, 4.5" tufted seat with solid walnut frame. Recently re-upholstered. Measure: ...
Adrian Pearsall Wing Armchair

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Wing Armchair
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Wood
Wing armchair designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Inc. Model 2231-C. Solid walnut base and details.
Rare Adrian Pearsall 1828 C Chaise Lounge Chair Restored in Ivory Cowhide
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Rare Adrian Pearsall 1828 C Chaise Lounge Chair Re...
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Cowhide
This is a very rare Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 1828-C chaise lounge. Adrian Pearsall began his career as an architect but dabbled in furniture design, quickly becoming a le...
Modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Two Person Wave Chaise Lounge

By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Two Pe...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Wonderful wave chaise lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. The chaise lounge is large enough to fit two people comfortably. Needs reupholstering, but is in otherwise great co...
Adrian Pearsall Double Wide Rocking Chaise

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Double Wide Rocking Chaise
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Wood
Beautiful chaise in a crushed blue velvet.
Adrian Pearsall Rocking Chaise

By Adrian Pearsall
Adrian Pearsall Rocking Chaise
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Adrian Pearsall rocking chaise.
Midcentury Wave Form Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates

By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Midcentury Wave Form Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pears...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Walnut
This incredible wave-form lounge designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates features a beautiful curved seat over splayed walnut legs. The width is large enough to comfortably fit...
Rare "Crescent" Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Adrian Pearsall in Cowhide
Rare "Crescent" Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Adrian...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Wood
The rare "Crescent" lounge chair with matching ottoman, also known as the "Grasshopper" chair, model 745-LB, by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, features an elongated sinuous body ...
Rare Adrian Pearsall Crescent Lounge Chaise and Ottoman

By Adrian Pearsall
Rare Adrian Pearsall Crescent Lounge Chaise and Ot...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Fabric, Foam, Walnut
Rare and hard to find "Crescent" lounge chair and ottoman designed by Adrian Pearsall. Refinished and reupholstered in a period fabric.
Rare Adrian Pearsall Chaise Lounge Chair

By Adrian Pearsall
Rare Adrian Pearsall Chaise Lounge Chair
Adrian Pearsall
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
A sculptural Adrian Pearsall chaise longue chair designed at the top of his game with sensual curves forming a womb like space for relaxing. With adjustable head cushion, button top cus...
Adrian Pearsall “Grasshopper” Lounge Chair for Craft Associates
Adrian Pearsall “Grasshopper” Lounge Chair for Cra...
Adrian Pearsall
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Rare and hard to find lounge chair designed by Adrian Pearsall, sometimes call the grasshopper chair. Reupholstered in a high end turquoise woven fabric and looks smashing. This chair i...
S Curved Partners Chaise Lounge  by Adrian Pearsall

By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
On Hold
S Curved Partners Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pearsal...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1950s American Chaise Longues
Upholstery, Walnut
S Curved Partners Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates