Adrian Pearsall Pair of Crescent Lounge Chairs and Ottomans

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The long, leggy form of Adrian Pearsall's model 745-LB Crescent chair has also earned it the nickname "Grasshopper" chair. The fluid lines and deeply relaxed posture make it a chaise longue when used with the matching model 748-FS ottoman. It is a rare Pearsall design, and a matched pair is even more uncommon. These two chairs have been professionally restored and reupholstered in Divina Melange by Kvadrat.
 

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    29 in. H x 31 in. W x 52 in. D
    74 cm H x 79 cm W x 132 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Highland, IN
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU90912256262

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

Typical response time: 9 hours

Located in Highland, IN

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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