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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.

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Pair Paul McCobb Winchedon Planner Group Side Tables/Nightstands #1572
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pair Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Tables/Nightstands #1572 1950s Paul McCobb #1572 nightstands from his Planner Group collection for Winchedon. Ebonized wrought iron frame...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Furniture

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Wrought Iron

1 Paul McCobb Planner Group Side/Lamp Table #1586
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

1 Paul McCobb Winchendon Furniture Planner Group Dresser #1508
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

25" Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut Brass and Marble Coffee Side Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Marble, Walnut

23.5 Early Production Paul McCobb Cigarette Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Iron

48" Paul McCobb For Winchendon Planner Group Coffee Table Bench
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

Vintage Paul McCobb End Table for Calvin
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Midcentury Walnut Cabinet by Directional and Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Paul McCobb's furniture and interior designs of the 1950s rank alongside Russell Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Heywood-Wakefield as marked staples in modern design. Paul McCobb's Dire...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Midcentury Paul McCobb Dresser
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Winchendon Planner Group Paul McCobb Paul McCobb`s furniture and interior designs of the 1950s rank alongside Russell Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Heywood-Wakefield as marked s...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Furniture

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Walnut

Set of Four Vintage Mid-Century Paul McCobb Shovel Dining Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Paul McCobb`s furniture and interior designs of the 1950s rank alongside Russell Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Heywood-Wakefield as marked staples in modern design. Paul McCobb`s Dire...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Maple

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Paul McCobb Headboards
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass, Walnut

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Pair of Tooled Leather Faux Book Nightstands Side Tables by Maitland Smith
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Paul McCobb Planner Group for Winchendon Buffet with Hutch
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Gorgeous credenza cabinet with hutch designed by American legend Paul McCobb for Planner Group and manufactured by the Winchendon Furniture Company. Lovely solid maple wood const...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Grasscloth

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, Set of Six Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of six dining chairs made by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Two chairs have armrests. They feature backrests and armrests with elegant curves and tapered legs. The seats are ...
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66" Vintage Paul McCobb Double Dresser for Calvin
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Paul McCobb Vintage mid century double dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin A classic McCobb walnut piece with eight drawers
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Coffee Table
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Expandable Dining Table for Winchendon
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Paul McCobb for Planner Group Two Door Cabinet
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Circa 1950s cabinet designed by Paul Mcobb with signature grasscloth sliding doors and original black ebonized birch wood.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul McCobb Furniture

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Vintage Walnut Headboard by PAUL MCCOBB
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Vintage Full Size walnut Headboard by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Framed in stainless steel In very good genuine original condition.
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  • Vintage Walnut Headboard by PAUL MCCOBB
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard by PAUL MCCOBB
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard by PAUL MCCOBB
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard by PAUL MCCOBB
H 36 in. W 54 in. D 1.25 in.
Vintage Pair of Night Stands by Paul McCobb for Calvin
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Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage pair of single-drawer night stands Paul McCobb for Calvin In good vintage condition. Refinishing provided.
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