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Paul McCobb Furniture

 Paul McCobb (USA, 1917–69)
Paul McCobb (USA, 1917–69)

You could call Paul McCobb a man of parts. As a furniture designer, his work combined the attributes of many of his now better-known peers. Like Bauhaus designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, his furniture had purity of form and line. Like the designs of Florence Knoll and George Nelson and his associates, McCobb’s work was efficient and purposeful. And even like George Nakashima, he was adept at interpreting traditional forms, in particular those of chairs, for the 20th century.

More than any other designer beside Russel Wright, with his ubiquitous ceramic tableware, McCobb was arguably responsible for the introduction of modern design into middle-class American households — if for no other reason than that he designed the 1952 set for the original Today show. McCobb also designed cohesive lines of furnishings, such as his best-known Planner Group, that gave homes an instant “look.” McCobb designed for several companies, most notably Directional, the New York firm that also produced designs by other legends, such as Paul Evans and Vladimir Kagan

The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest — the chairs, desks and tables are made of solid wood, usually maple or birch, often paired with frames and legs of wrought iron; the cabinets are traditionally scaled; the seating pieces have historic antecedents such as the Windsor chair — McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

Iconic Designs from Paul McCobb
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Tables for Winchendon
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Paul McCobb design Planner Group side tables for Winchendon Furniture. Original matched pair in solid maple with brass cone shape pulls, labeled and in very good original con...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

Paul McCobb Planner Group, Model 1510 for Winchendon Furniture
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul McCobb Planner Group, Model 1510 dresser for Winchendon Furniture. The embodiment of Mid-Century Modern aesthetic combined with a practical design encompassing 20 drawers. High...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Model 1501 Tall Dresser for Winchendon Furniture
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass, Maple

Paul McCobb Console Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Mahogany

Paul McCobb Ottomans
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Leather

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Paul McCobb Tall Chest of Drawers
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Elegant and modern Paul McCobb design tall chest of drawers for Calvin Furniture co. Beautiful walnut with brushed steel framing and pulls, some drawers have dividers. In very good...
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  • Paul McCobb Tall Chest of Drawers
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H 45 in. W 38 in. D 18 in.
Paul McCobb Cigarette Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare and sculptural Paul McCobb design "Cigarette" table with original vitrolite top. Brass has a very nice and even warm patina.
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Paul McCobb Wing Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Modernist wing chair designed by Paul McCobb, completely restored and newly upholstered.
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Paul McCobb Cigarette Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Clean simple lines make this table so timeless. Professionally polished brass frame with a new viscolite glass top.
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By Paul McCobb
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Paul McCobb Throne Chair
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fantastic scale high back lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, model 314. Perfectly refinished and upholstered in a deep teal wool.
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Paul McCobb Dresser Calvin Group Irwin Collection
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Paul McCobb design mahogany and brass double dresser for Calvin Group Irwin collection.
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Paul McCobb for Calvin Console Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare form by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Co. Original factory finish has been cleaned and refreshed and presents quite nicely.
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H 15.5 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.