Rocking Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, USA, 1960s
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1960s
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsNew foam and upholstery, walnut rocker has normal wear consistent with age and use preserving a beautiful aging patina
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 28.75 in. x W 36.23 in. x D 58.27 in.H 73 cm x W 92 cm x D 148 cm
- Seat Height12.21 in. (31 cm)
- Seller Locationbergen op zoom, NL
- Reference NumberLU930117825562
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About Adrian Pearsall (Designer)
Adrian Pearsall designed some of the most exuberant and expressive American furniture of the 1950s and ’60s. For verve and vivacity of form, he surpasses even Vladimir Kagan — whose work is the emblem of swinging, sexy mid-20th century modernism. Pearsall gave his imagination free rein, and his flamboyant, eye-catching styles are icons of what has become known as “Atomic Age” design.
Pearsall studied architectural engineering at the University of Illinois before opening his Pennsylvania furniture company, Craft Associates, in 1952, and that training shows in many designs. A Pearsall trademark, for example, is a lounge chair with an exceptionally tall, trapezoidal back, which give the pieces a skyscraper-like silhouette. Pearsall also had a talent for so-called “gondola” sofas — long, low-slung pieces with upswept ends. Many of Pearsall’s sofas and chairs are supported not by legs, but on gently arced walnut skids.
Pearsall also had a gift for tables, in particular glass-topped side and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder stabile. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Adrian Pearsall had flair, and his work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.