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Planner Group Mirrors

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Brilliant self-trained American designer Paul McCobb collaborated with New York salesman B.G. Mesberg to create what is now a widely revered collection of mid-century modern furniture called the Planner Group. Produced by renowned manufacturer Winchendon Furniture Company, vintage Planner Group dressers, credenzas, chairs and other pieces bring honesty and heritage into any interior.

More than any other designer beside Russel Wright, the Massachusetts-born 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.

Of McCobb’s cohesive lines of furnishings, his best-known Planner Group gave homes an instant “look.” McCobb designed for several companies, most notably Directional, the New York firm he cofounded with Mesberg that also produced designs by other legends such as Paul Evans and Vladimir Kagan.

Known for their superior quality and affordable prices aimed at new homeowners, vintage Winchendon case furniture, side tables and desks were must-have staples for middle-class Americans in the postwar years. McCobb and Mesberg’s Planner Group for the manufacturer boasts a wide range of furnishings created in woods such as walnut and maple.

McCobb drew on the simplicity of Shaker furniture and Windsor chairs and was an advocate for modular furniture. A new homeowner could plan for properly furnishing each room with the Planner collection — a brochure touted its versatility — beginning with a couple of pieces from the series and gradually introducing more seating, cabinets and tables, stacking and combining as needed.

McCobb shared the limelight with the likes of celebrated American designers Charles and Ray Eames and was supposed to appear in a 1961 issue of Playboy magazine — a mid-century tastemaker of sorts — alongside other designers such as Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom and Edward Wormley. A social and charismatic figure, McCobb can be found in photos from a party that took place the night before, but he was too hungover the next day to join the photo shoot.

For more than a decade beginning in 1950, the Planner designs comprised the best-selling furniture suite in the United States.

Find vintage Planner Group furniture and other Paul McCobb furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Planner Group
Midcentury Paul McCobb #1559 Hanging Jewelry Chest Mirror Vanity walnut Brass
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare Paul McCobb #1559 small hanging flip up vanity mirror in solid maple construction with dark brown walnut finish. Very high quality construction with original brass pulls. Made t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Planner Group Mirrors

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Brass

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1559 Hanging Jewelry Chest Mirror Vanity Maple Brass
By Planner Group, Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare Paul McCobb #1559 small hanging flip up vanity mirror in solid maple construction with maple Tobacco Blonde finish. Very high quality construction ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Planner Group Mirrors

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Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Planner Group White Wall Mirror
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
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Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern mirror by Paul McCobb for Planner Group. This piece came with a matching and signed bedroom set. Has a hanger on the back. It was painted by the previous owner, but still in good condition with a few scratches and age wear. It is not signed. See our other listings for a matching headboard...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planner Group Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

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Planner Group mirrors for sale on 1stDibs.

Planner Group mirrors are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Planner Group mirrors, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original mirrors by Planner Group were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider mirrors by American of Martinsville, Henredon, and Lane Furniture. Prices for Planner Group mirrors can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $495 and can go as high as $1,850, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,173.

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