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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Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Coffee Table
Just in Modern
Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood
Rare brass and mahogany coffee table designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Stunning mahogany grain with three drawers and sculpted brass pulls.
Clean Lined Desk and Chair by Paul McCobb
ABC Modern
Clean Lined Desk and Chair by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Leather, Wood
Clean lined Mid-Century Modern desk and chair, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. They have been completely restored in an ultra-deep brown finish with the brass elements p...
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
A pair of Symmetriac series lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Widdicomb. Features four fabric covered buttons, a loose seat cushion and hour glass shaped legs in walnut. Vintage velvet u...
Ebonized Credenza by Paul McCobb for The Calvin Gr...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Mahogany
Mid-Century Modern, ebonized mahogany credenza with signature brass accents designed by Paul McCobb for The Calvin Group is newly restored.
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Sputnik Modern
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
A pair of fully restored lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for directional. Reupholstered in Holly Hunt "think as thieves" fabric.
Rare New Upholstered Paul McCobb Planner Group Cur...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Newly upholstered McCobb sofa with a curved seat and a bow back. We used a high-quality Mark Alexander fabric on this beauty.
Pair of Marble-Topped Planner Group Nightstands by...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Brass, Maple, Travertine
Part of Paul McCobb’s Planner group for Winchendon, this pair of nightstands comprises black-lacquered maple cases with two drawers set on canted legs. The contrasting white travertine ...
Paul McCobb Jewelry Chest
Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture
Paul McCobb Jewelry Chest
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
A ten-drawer McCobb jewelry chest in a dark ebony finish with brass pulls and small brass feet. Retains the manufactures label to the inside drawer, by the Winchendon Furniture Company....
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Archive 20th Century
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Directional, Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Fabric, Wood
Pair of lounge chairs by Paul McCobb.
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Directional
The Swanky abode
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Directional
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Directional. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Wood, fabric. Condition: These Paul McCobb lounge chairs for Directional are in ...
Planner Group Nightstands by Paul McCobb for Winch...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Night Stands
Aluminum, Birch
Signed with decal manufacturer's label to drawer of one example: [Planner Group Designed by Paul McCobb Winchendon Furniture Company Winchendon, Mass].                         ...
Paul McCobb Side Table
CONVERSO
Paul McCobb Side Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Paul McCobb side table. Mahogany surface, brass frame.
Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools
Revival
Set of Three Paul McCobb Stools
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Stools
Three iron benches by Paul McCobb for Wichendon upholstered in faux leather.
Mid-Century Cabinet, Paul McCobb
Wynne City Works
Mid-Century Cabinet, Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Iron, Maple
Mid-Century cabinet, Paul McCobb.
Six Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin, circa 19...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Wood
You are viewing one of the higher end manufacturing companies that produced Paul McCobb furniture, Calvin Mfg. Why we love these chairs, the beautiful patina that has graced them for ov...
Mid-Century Dresser by Paul McCobb
Wynne City Works
Mid-Century Dresser by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Iron, Maple
Mid-Century dresser by Paul McCobb.
Paul McCobb X-Base Brass Stool
Full Circle Modern
Paul McCobb X-Base Brass Stool
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Benches
Brass, Upholstery
Paul McCobb for Calvin X-base stool with square tubular brass legs, flat brass stretchers and as-found woven eggplant upholstery in good condition. This item is in our Brooklyn showroom...
Mid-Century “Planner Group” Credenza by Paul McCob...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Maple, Wood
A large six-drawer, two-door Paul McCobb “Planner Group” credenza in maple for Winchendon Furniture. Piece is finished in a warm, dark khaki that highlights the nicely figured grain ...
Mahogany Server or Bar Cabinet by Paul McCobb for...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Mahogany
This small server or bar cabinet by Paul McCobb is walnut-stained mahogany with brass frame and pulls. One-drawer, two-doors inside, an adjustable shelf. Great scale and proportion. Ret...
Ebony Paul McCobb Six-Drawer Dresser for Planner G...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1960s American Dressers
Maple
Very beautiful ebonized Paul McCobb six-drawer dresser for Planner Group. This piece has been newly restored and professionally ebonized. We also have the tall glass front topper in sto...
Low Paul McCobb Console Table
Revival
Low Paul McCobb Console Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Iron, Milk Glass
An early Paul McCobb for Directional low long console table. The table's vitroline top is supported by a thin line elegant iron base.
Stained Solid Maple "Planner Group" Paul McCobb Ar...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Maple
Mid-Century Modern, maple wood, spindle back, windsor style chair by Paul McCobb for Planner Group in restored condition.
Solid Maple "Planner Group" Paul McCobb Armchair f...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Mid-Century Modern, maple wood, spindle back, windsor style chair by Paul McCobb for Planner Group in restored condition.
Paul McCobb Tall Chest of Drawers
DeAngelis
Paul McCobb Tall Chest of Drawers
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
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 vi...
Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin Bedside Tables
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Walnut
A pair of Paul McCobb side tables for Calvin Group having rattan lower shelves, two drawers and brass pulls. Excellent as end tables, side tables or bedside tables. Expertly restored an...
Large Paul McCobb Linear Dresser in Walnut for Cal...
Paul McCobb, Calvin
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Aluminum, Walnut, Wood
An eight-drawer walnut dresser with aluminum accents by Paul McCobb for Calvin’s Linear series. With its long, clean lines, this Mid-Century Modern Linear dresser lives up to its nam...
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Winchendon, Planner ...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Fabric, Maple
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group Series. Specifications: Maple (possibly walnut), caning, fabric. Condition: ...
Pair of Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Brass Nightst...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Marble, Brass, Cane
Pair of Paul McCobb Irwin collection brass nightstands with marble tops. Refinished, re caned and original marble tops.
Paul McCobb Cabin Modern Executive Double Drawer B...
Paul McCobb, Hans Wegner, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Desks
Brass, Maple
Very clean example. Light wear. Original finish, amazingly preserved. Five drawer, and pullout writing leaf, and brass trumpet pulls.
1950s Rare Paul McCobb Iron Rod Planner Group Side...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Side Tables
Iron, Maple
The early 1950s lesser seen end table model from the Planner Group furniture line. Beautiful in function through minimal cost-effective materials.
Handsome Chest of Drawers in Mahogany by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Ash, Brass, Mahogany
Paul McCobb for Calvin chest / dresser in mahogany over solid ash frame with solid brass drawer pulls. Book matched veneers to top, sides and back in a beautiful honey-brown finish that...
Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Chair...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple
A beautiful set of Planner Group dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb having solid maple construction.
Paul McCobb Two-Piece Sectional Sofa
Mode Moderne
Paul McCobb Two-Piece Sectional Sofa
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
All original McCobb sofa waiting for it's new life! Arms could be added to make a sofa and loveseat or redo just as it is currently! Structurally very solid, just in need of new materia...
Pair of Lacquered 1950s Nightstands by Paul McCobb...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
A very handsome pair of vintage 1950s birch nightstands designed by Paul McCobb from his Planner Group series, lacquered in a very nice dark grey color called 'Iron Mountain'. With a si...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Chaise Lounge
Eric Appel LLC
Paul McCobb, Calvin Chaise Lounge
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Walnut, Brass, Linen
Paul McCobb, Calvin Chaise lounge.
Mid-Century Paul McCobb Planner Group Dining Table...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Maple
A beautiful Mid-Century dining table designed by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group having solid maple construction. Table width with leaves: 56.5.
Paul McCobb Pair of Dressers with Removable Cantil...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dressers
Brass, Maple, Mirror
This rare set designed by Paul McCobb (1917-1969) as part of the Planner Group for Winchendon circa 1955, features a removable cantilevered vanity which rests between matching three-dra...
Paul McCobb for Directional Walnut Frame Lounge Ch...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabulous pair of lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, newly recovered in silver mohair. Walnut frames fully restored.
Stools and Table by Paul McCobb for Wichendon
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Steel, Upholstery, Wood
Three individual stools with original upholstery and wood top table by Paul McCobb for Wichendon.
Perimeter Group Desk by Paul McCobb for Winchendon...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture Company
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Maple, Metal
Perimeter group desk by Paul McCobb for the Winchendon Furniture Company. Two drawers with metal conical drawer pulls. Drop-leaf of mahogany for additional working surface. Includes rem...
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Upholstered Brass K...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds
Brass, Upholstery, Wood
Paul McCobb was a modern furniture and Industrial designer. McCobb first came to prominence in 1948 as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage furniture in New...
1950s Paul McCobb Room Divider Bookcase Wall Unit
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1950s Paul McCobb Room Divider Bookcase Wall Unit
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Bookcases
Maple, Steel
Staved and solid hard rock maple construction, heavy, sturdy, self-standing.
Mid-Century Desk, Paul McCobb Planner Group
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
Dark mahogany stained, medium sized desk supported by two drawers to the left and the signature angular tapered legs on the right. There is ample knee space without a center drawer. The...
Paul McCobb Iron and Glass Dining Table or Desk
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Iron
Very rare Paul McCobb iron base dining table or desk. Welded iron triangular shapes make up this linear base with inset glass top.
Two-Tone Bench by Paul McCobb
Continuum 20th Century Design
Two-Tone Bench by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Benches
Two tone, m Planner Group bench by Paul McCobb. Can be used as either a table or bench. Solid Birch construction. Recent professional restoration. Dark walnut top, natural legs. 5ft. lo...
Pair of End Tables or Nightstands by Paul McCobb f...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Aluminum, Walnut
Pair of single drawer side tables with aluminium panels and hardware by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s.
Mahogany and Brass Table by Paul McCobb
Lobel Modern, Inc
Mahogany and Brass Table by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Inlaid brass edged coffee and end table model no. 7012 in mahogany with three drawers by Paul McCobb, American, 1950s.
Rare Travertine Coffee Table by Paul McCobb for Ca...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass end table with a travertine marble-top by Paul McCobb (1917-1969) for Calvin Furniture Company (1953-1973) with a strong patina on the brass that could be polished for sure but we...
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Calvin Bras...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Milk Glass, Vitrolite
Constructed of brass with a wonderful patina and white milk glass or Vitrolite tops these table exude a timeless minimalist appeal. If you like you can polish the brass to a shiny finis...
Paul McCobb Travertine Top Brass and Wood Console ...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1970s American Console Tables
Brass, Travertine, Wood
A Paul McCobb console designed for Calvin Furniture's Irwin Collection, produced, circa 1970s, including the original travertine marble top on brass frame, with two wood shelves and two...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Set of Eight Dining Chai...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group solid maple dining chairs, circa 1950s. Solid wood construction fully restored in a satin black lacquer finish. Classic Mid-Century chair detailing with solid ...
Paul McCobb Brass Etagere
Bardin Palomo
Paul McCobb Brass Etagere
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Brass, Glass
Paul McCobb brass etagere or shelving unit with geometric design and glass shelves. Metal has a wonder patina to the legs. 17.5" between shelves.
Paul McCobb Sectional Sofa for Custom Craft
Century Design Ltd.
Paul McCobb Sectional Sofa for Custom Craft
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Sectional Sofas
Mahogany, Upholstery
Paul McCobb two pieces sofa with tapered mahogany legs and tufted seat and back. Loveseat section 48" long, chair section 28" wide.
Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb in Lush Green Velvet, ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
Lounge chair by Paul McCobb in lush green velvet, 1950s. See this item in our private NYC showroom! Refine Limited is located in the heart of Chelsea at the history Starrett-LeHigh B...
Pair of Brass X-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Brass, Velvet
Pair of brass X-base stools Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. New cushions and upholstery over brass bases with nice original patina. A 3rd stool is available.
Paul McCobb Brass Base Nightstands
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb Brass Base Nightstands
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Brass, Mahogany
Pair of brass frame nightstands or end tables by Paul McCobb for Calvin furniture. Cases and tops have been fully restored/refinished. Nice original golden patina to brass.
Paul McCobb Brass Base Chest
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb Brass Base Chest
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Mahogany
Four-drawer dresser by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Case has been fully restored/refinished.
Paul McCobb "Connoisseur" Group Dining Table
ABC Modern
Paul McCobb "Connoisseur" Group Dining Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Modernist "Connoisseur" group dining table, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s. It has six leaves, and fully extended it can seat 12+ people, measuring an impressive 128" l...
Paul McCobb Pair of Brass and Vitrolite Cigarette ...
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Brass, Vitrolite
Paul McCobb brass tripod pedestal side tables with white vitrolite glass tops.
Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional 1320 Slipper C...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Exquisite pair of Mid-Century Modern slipper lounge chairs from the highly esteemed Directional collection, dating from the 1950s. The refinished chairs have been recovered in stunning ...