High-Back Armchair, Model 2056-C, by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates For Sale
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High-Back Armchair, Model 2056-C, by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates

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The dramatic form of Adrian Pearsall's angular chair, model 2056-C, belies its comfortableness. With a towering back and stylized walnut frame and armrests, it will be a focal point in any setting. The chair has been expertly reupholstered in Divina by Kvadrat (color 462), a vibrant mustard wool reminiscent of the 1960s.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 53.5 in. x W 28 in. x D 30 in.H 135.89 cm x W 71.12 cm x D 76.2 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    U0905088378163
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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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Gold
1stdibs seller since 2007
Located in Boston, MA
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
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