Paul McCobb Sofa Tables

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.

Paul McCobb Coffee Table
Paul McCobb Coffee Table
Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine, Walnut
A stunning coffee table by Paul McCobb for Calvin. Travertine top, walnut body, two drawers and a shelf. A cocktail table for the ages.
Low Paul McCobb Console Table
Low Paul McCobb Console Table
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Milk Glass, Iron
An early Paul McCobb for Directional low long console table. The table's Vitroline top is supported by a thin line elegant iron base.
Round Travertine Cocktail Table by Paul McCobb for the Connoisseur Collection
Round Travertine Cocktail Table by Paul McCobb ...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine, Walnut
Made of travertine, walnut, and brass, this coffee or cocktail table was designed by Paul McCobb for the Conoisseur Collection.
Travertine Top Brass Side Table Designed by Paul McCobb
Travertine Top Brass Side Table Designed by Pau...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables
A brass and travertine side table designed by Paul McCobb.
Paul McCobb for the Connoisseur Collection Round Travertine Cocktail Table
Paul McCobb for the Connoisseur Collection Roun...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Travertine, Walnut
Made of travertine, walnut, and brass, this Mid-Century Modern coffee or cocktail table was designed by Paul McCobb for the Conoisseur collection.
Pair of Paul McCobb Travertine Top Side Tables with Caned Shelves
Pair of Paul McCobb Travertine Top Side Tables ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Walnut
A pair of model 8714 nightstands with marble tops and caned shelfs. Designed by Paul McCobb.
Modernist Brass and Milk Glass Console by Paul McCobb
Modernist Brass and Milk Glass Console by Paul ...
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Metal
Modernist brass and milk glass console, designed by Paul McCobb, American, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a console table, sofa table, or bar. The bra...
Rare Extendable Paul McCobb Coffee or Sofa Table for Winchendon, USA, 1950s
Rare Extendable Paul McCobb Coffee or Sofa Tabl...
Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables
Maple
Very rare and extraordinary extendable coffee table with two leaves by Paul McCobb for Wnchendon, 1950s. The maple wood has been gingerly restored and is in excellent condition. Mea...
Brass and Vitrolite console table by Paul McCobb
Brass and Vitrolite console table by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
Vintage 1950s Console Tables
A brass console table with Vitrolite top designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin.
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