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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Perimeter Group by Paul McCobb Midcentury Dresser Set
Perimeter Group by Paul McCobb Midcentury Dresser Set
Chris Howard Antiques & Modern
Perimeter Group by Paul McCobb Midcentury Dresser ...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group, Winchendon Furniture Company
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Beech, Rosewood
Perimeter Group dresser set by Paul McCobb for the Winchendon Furniture Company. Beech with rosewood and aluminum pulls. Five-drawer chest dimensions: 38" W x 18.88" D x 27.38" H.
Modernist Lounge Chair #2 by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Modernist lounge chair, designed by Paul McCobb, circa 1950s. This chair has wonderful lines at every turn and looks great from any angle. Very comfortable. This piece is currently bein...
Paul McCobb Wall Shelf for Bryce Originals, circa ...
Bryce Originals, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Birch, Metal, Vitrolite
Rare Paul McCobb for Bryce Originals enameled metal wall shelf with a single birch drawer and original vitrolite glass top. Perfect for any space, easily hung (here shown with hardware ...
Paul McCobb Solid Maple Sideboard with Black/White...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Credenzas
Maple
Paul McCobb solid maple sideboard with iron base and black/white Masonite doors, 1950s. Planner Group.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Credenza
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Credenza
Idealforms
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Credenza
Paul McCobb, Calvin Group “Irwin Collection”
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Brass, Mahogany
Offered for your consideration is a fully refinished credenza by famed American designer Paul McCobb for the Calvin Group. The credenza, part of the Irwin Collection, features a mahogan...
Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Modern Drama
Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass
Pair of brass X-frames benches designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Newly upholstered in vibrant blue velvet over original brass finish bases, showing beautiful golden patina.
Paul McCobb Small Black Sideboard
Paul McCobb Small Black Sideboard
MORENTZ
Paul McCobb Small Black Sideboard
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Maple
Dresser, in maple and brass, by Paul Mc Cobb for Planner Group, United States, 1960s.  Small cabinet by Paul McCobb. This black coated cabinet shows great details and elegant brass h...
Custom Paul McCobb Brass Coffee Table with Marble ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Marble
Paul McCobb brass coffee table produced for a residence in Connecticut. Cracked original top upgraded with a substantial piece of cut marble. Amazing custom size that isn't easily found...
Vintage Paul McCobb Planner Group Modular Credenza...
Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Maple
Mid-Century Planner Group three-piece modular credenza unit by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture. This set comes in three separate pieces and can be configured in any arrangement. In...
Paul McCobb Planner Series Pecan Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Wood
This coffee table was designed by Paul McCobb for his planner series. Simple lines, pecan wood with a medium walnut stain w round tapered legs that are wood threaded into receivers unde...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Sideboard
Paul McCobb Planner Group Sideboard
Modest Designs
Paul McCobb Planner Group Sideboard
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Sideboards
Simple Classic McCobb maple cabinet with sliding grasscloth covered doors on splayed tapered legs. Interior is a function mix of drawers and shelves. Original tobacco brown finish. For ...
Gorgeous Paul McCobb for Calvin Cocktail Table
Gorgeous Paul McCobb for Calvin Cocktail Table
Loft Thirteen
Gorgeous Paul McCobb for Calvin Cocktail Table
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Gorgeous 1950s Paul McCobb for Calvin cocktail table. Mahogany and brass with architectural lines. Very large. Measures: 33" D x 56" W x 16" high.
Paul McCobb Delineator Series Dresser
Paul McCobb Delineator Series Dresser
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Paul McCobb Delineator Series Dresser
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Exceptional Paul McCobb eight-drawer dresser with original hardware. Cabinet is signed with stamped manufacturer's mark. Complementary gentleman's chest available separately. Mahogany f...
Paul McCobb Jewelry Chest
Paul McCobb Jewelry Chest
Modern Times
Paul McCobb Jewelry Chest
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
This ten-drawer jewelry cabinet is part of the Planner Group designed by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Pair of Paul McCobb Dresser
Pair of Paul McCobb Dresser
Oliver Modern
Pair of Paul McCobb Dresser
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Mahogany, Marble
Pair of Paul McCobb dresser with marble tops for Calvin Group. Bi-fold doors conceal four drawers and shelf. Brass legs.  Can be sold individually but listed and priced for the pair....
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Bleached Mahogany Dresser
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Bleached Mahogany Dresser
Stripe Vintage Modern
Paul McCobb Calvin Group Bleached Mahogany Dresser...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Brass, Mahogany
Very special bleached mahogany dresser by Paul McCobb. We've bleached it an additional three times to bring out the dreamiest shades of cream and grey in the grain. A stunner! Original ...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Jewelry Chest
Paul McCobb Planner Group Jewelry Chest
Modern50
Paul McCobb Planner Group Jewelry Chest
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company, George Nelson & Associates
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Maple, Steel
In original finish, a rare ten-drawer modular cabinet.
Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Paul McCobb for Direct...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Rare to market matched "Pagoda" lounge chair and ottoman.
Beautiful Iron and Maple Coffee Table by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron, Maple
Beautiful iron and maple coffee table by Paul McCobb, 1950s. We offer free regular deliveries to NYC and Philadelphia area. Delivery to DC, MD, CT and MA are available if schedule pe...
Set of Four Ebonized Planner Group Chairs by Paul ...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Maple
Paul McCobb Planner Group solid maple dining chairs. A timeless take on the traditional Windsor chair, the satin ebony finish shows off the wood's grain as well as the witty "screw" det...
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.
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 Solid Birch Double Pedestal Desk
Paul McCobb Solid Birch Double Pedestal Desk
Soho Treasures
Paul McCobb Solid Birch Double Pedestal Desk
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Very nice double pedestal desk by Paul McCobb.
Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Directional
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
High back lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Directional, circa 1959. Chair has been completely restored. New webbing, foam, upholstery, and new finish to the walnut l...
Set of Six Sculptural Paul McCobb for Calvin Dinin...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Walnut
Beautiful set of six dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb. Walnut frames have stunning lines and are in excellent vintage condition. Chairs are upholstered in original orange vinyl whi...
Set of Six Paul McCobb Connoisseur Dining Chairs f...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Set of six dining chairs by Paul McCobb for H. Sacks & Sons "Connoisseur" Collection.
Pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group Side Tables
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Maple
Handsome pair of Paul McCobb Planner Group nightstands or side tables painstakingly restored in black lacquer. The tables feature their original brass inverted cone pulls.
Paul McCobb Cigarette Table
Paul McCobb Cigarette Table
DeAngelis
Paul McCobb Cigarette Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rare and sculptural Paul McCobb design "Cigarette" table with original vitrolite top. Brass has a very nice and even warm patina.
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Paul McCobb Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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Paul McCobb Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s Modern Lounge Chairs
Classic modern design lounge chair with matching ottoman. Very good condition, attractive white on white woven upholstery shows very little wear. Nice large size. Chair measures: 32" wi...
Rare Paul McCobb Directional Sofa on Stretcher Bas...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Directional. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s.
Paul McCobb for Directional Settee
Paul McCobb for Directional Settee
Full Circle Modern
Paul McCobb for Directional Settee
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Loveseats
Upholstery, Walnut
Chic, curved-back loveseat floating on tapered and angled walnut legs. Newly restored and reupholstered in a light silver-gray woven fabric. Fabric swatch available. This item is in our...
Three-Seat Sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional
Three-Seat Sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional
On Hold
Full Circle Modern
Three-Seat Sofa by Paul McCobb for Directional
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
Chic, curved-back, three-seat sofa floating on tapered and angled walnut legs. Newly restored and reupholstered in a light silver-gray woven fabric. Fabric swatch available. This item i...
Four-Drawer Black Paul McCobb Dresser
Four-Drawer Black Paul McCobb Dresser
Nickey Kehoe
Four-Drawer Black Paul McCobb Dresser
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Black painted Mid-Century Paul McCobb for Planner Group four-drawer dresser with splayed legs.
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Nice mid century modern Paul McCobb coffee table.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Walnut and Brass Chest of D...
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Walnut
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...
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Long Coffee Table
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Long Coffee Table
Soho Treasures
Paul McCobb Mid-Century Modern Long Coffee Table
Paul McCobb
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron, Birch
Very nice mid century modern coffee table by Paul McCobb.
Paul McCobb Wingback Chair and Ottoman
Paul McCobb Wingback Chair and Ottoman
Full Circle Modern
Paul McCobb Wingback Chair and Ottoman
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s North American Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
This large, high back lounge chair is sturdy, comfortable and stylish, with nicely pointed wings and a gracefully arched back. Both the chair and ottoman rest on four tapered walnut leg...
Paul McCobb Designed Mid-Century Credenza
Paul McCobb Designed Mid-Century Credenza
Horseman Antiques Inc.
Paul McCobb Designed Mid-Century Credenza
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Beautifully restored cabinet by Paul McCobb for Calvin Group. Lovely dark mahogany wood with leather covered sliding doors and accenting brass hardware throughout. Each open cabinet com...
Vintage Modern Revolving Storage Cabinet by Paul M...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
A rare Classic modern 1960s revolving storage cabinet designed by Paul McCobb for Directional. Finished in Paldeo, it has two full width drawers on one side, three small drawers on anot...
Paul McCobb Set of Six Shovel Chairs
Paul McCobb Set of Six Shovel Chairs
Modern Living Supplies
Paul McCobb Set of Six Shovel Chairs
Paul McCobb
American Dining Room Chairs
Iron, Maple
Paul McCobb maple and iron shovel chairs, circa 1950s in restored condition. Solid sculpted maple seat with turned spindle back supports on iron framework. Paul McCobb (1917-1969) is...
Paul McCobb Planner Group Set of Six Dining Chairs...
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 Planner Group Six-Drawer Dresser
Paul McCobb Planner Group Six-Drawer Dresser
Anthony Rosa
Paul McCobb Planner Group Six-Drawer Dresser
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Birch, Maple
All original six-drawer Paul McCobb Planner Group modern dresser. Original finish. Tapered legs. Cone pulls. Burn in mark signature in top drawer.
Set of Eight Rare Paul McCobb Design Water Goblets...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Glass
If you are a fan of Paul McCobb, you may already know how rare these are. They are from the matching glassware from McCobb's dinnerware set for Jackson International China.
Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chair and Ottom...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech, Wool
Newly upholstered lounge chair and ottoman set by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s.
Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs in Mohai...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Mohair, Walnut
Pair of fully restored, super comfy lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional. Walnut bases full restored. Newly recovered in green mohair.
Pair of Paul McCobb Sofas for Directional
Pair of Paul McCobb Sofas for Directional
New Order Modern
Pair of Paul McCobb Sofas for Directional
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Pair of Paul McCobb sofas for Directional.
Paul McCobb for Directional High Back Chair, 1950s...
Directional, Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Maple, Velvet
Splendid example of the Mid-Century model 314 lounge chair by the legendary American modern designer Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture. Together with its original wedge shaped back ...
Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Dining Table with Bra...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Mahogany and brass dining table designed by Paul McCobb. Two 12" leaves included. Table extends to a full 7 ft. Recent professional refinishing.
Rare Configuration Paul McCobb Cabinet on Iron Bas...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Cabinets
Maple, Wrought Iron
Paul McCobb for Winchendon. Measures: Cabinet: 24" wide x 18" deep x 16.25" tall. Bench: 60" wide x 18" deep x 14.25" tall.
1950s Rare Early Paul McCobb Iron Rod Sofa End Tab...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Iron, Maple
1950s rare early Paul McCobb iron rod sofa end tables. Pair of solid staved maple surfaces on 1/2 inch iron rod bases and plastic feet on each leg tip.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Wall Unit with Credenza
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Wall Unit with Credenza
Fuller + Roberts Co.
Paul McCobb for Calvin Group Wall Unit with Creden...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Credenzas
Handsome credenza with wall unit by Paul McCobb for the Calvin Group. Leather doors and polished brass supports. Exceptional condition. Original tags inside drawers.
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
The Swanky abode
Paul McCobb Dining Chairs for Calvin
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1950s American Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Wood
Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Calvin Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Wood, leather. Condition: These dining chairs are in excellent vintage condition. The woo...
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Directional
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 ...
Ebonized "Planner Group" Lounge Chair by Paul McCo...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Maple, Upholstery
A handsome lounge chair from Paul McCobb's "Planner Group" manufactured by the Winchendon Furniture Co., circa 1950s. Featuring a solid ebonized maple frame with curved caned back and u...
Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Dining Chairs
Eerdmans Fine Art
Paul McCobb Mahogany and Brass Dining Chairs
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set includes three side and two armchairs. With mahogany frame, upholstered back and set, and polished brass stretchers. A fourth side chair is available but needs to be restored. With ...
Low Paul McCobb Console Table
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.
Paul McCobb Double-Sided Credenza, Vintage Winchen...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
This vintage Paul McCobb Perimeter Group credenza features double-sided cabinets, drawers for storage, and unique ebonized finish. Classic McCobb drawer pulls add to it's unique Mid-Cen...
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server Cabinet by Paul M...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Walnut
Mid-Century Modern, walnut server cabinet by Paul McCobb for Calvin with aluminum details has one drawer and two open shelves.
Modern Credenza by Paul McCobb
Modern Credenza by Paul McCobb
ABC Modern
Modern Credenza by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Mid-Century Modern credenza, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a credenza, bar, bookcase, chest, dresser, bookcase, or s...
Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb
Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb
Morristown Modern
Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture “Planner Group”
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Wood
Newly refinished six-drawer bresser by Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture. Features brass conical pulls