Paul McCobb Furniture

Paul McCobb, USA (1917-1969)

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 work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on these pages, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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Stylish Paul McCobb Planner Group Desk
Architectural Anarchy
Paul McCobb Chest
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1950s Brass-Rodded BenchOn Hold
Stamford Modern
Tailored Paul McCobb Club Chair
The Hudson Mercantile
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
The Swanky Abode
Paul McCobb Double Dresser
Paul McCobb High-Back Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Full Circle Modern
Clean Lined Modernist Daybed by Paul McCobb
ABC Modern
1950 Paul McCobb Two-Door Cabinets on Bench
Neven + Neven Moderne
Planner Group Dining Table by Paul McCobb, 1950s
Hildebrandt Studio
Solid Brass Tube Rectangle Coffee Table
Soho Treasures
Paul McCobb Mid Century Modern Long Coffee Table
Soho Treasures
Paul Mccobb Gentleman's Chest
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture, Dresser
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Paul McCobb Chair
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Paul McCobb Planner Group Armchair
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb Calvin Cocktail Table
Pair of Paul McCobb woven leather armchairs
Century Design Ltd.
Paul McCobb Squirm Lounge Chairs
The Swanky Abode
Mid Century Walnut and Rosewood Credenza
The Swanky Abode
Paul McCobb Arm Lounge Chairs for Directional
The Swanky Abode
Mid-Century Four Drawer Jewelry Chest
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb Planner Group Console
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb Planner Group Dresser
Nest Interiors
Modernist Brass Bench by Paul McCobb
ABC Modern
Exposed Walnut Frame Sofa
Antiques du Monde
Elegant Paul McCobb Armchair with Cane Backrest
Paul McCobb Low Sideboard or CredenzaOn Hold
Corinne Robbins
Side Table by Paul McCobb
Collage 20th Century Classics
Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Table
Walnut and Brass Credenza in the Manner of Paul McCobb
ABC Modern
Paul McCobb "Delineator" Dining Set for Lane
Danish Modern LA
Paul McCobb "Bow Tie" Chairs
Horseman Antiques Inc.
MId Century Rosewood Dining Table
The Swanky Abode
Paul McCobb Delineator Coffee Table
Fresh Kills
Paul Mccobb for Calvin Room Divider
Morristown Modern
Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands
pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands
Paul McCobb Brass Mirror for Calvin Furniture
Reform Gallery
Paul McCobb Planner Group Modular Cabinet
Just in Modern
Paul McCobb, Mid-Century Desk
JVB Interiors
Paul McCobb Mahogany and Leather Cabinet
Full Circle Modern
Paul McCobb Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture