1 of 11 images

Pair of Fully Restored Paul McCobb Bleached Walnut Lounge Chairs for Directional

Quantity

About

Gorgeous and iconic Mid-Century pair of fully restored lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional with bleached walnut legs and all new foam with down wrapped back cushions, upholstered in a pale greige Beacon Hill wool blend, super-fine bouclé. Circa 1960

Details

  • Dimensions

    H 32 in. x W 30.5 in. x D 32 in.

    H 81.28 cm x W 77.47 cm x D 81.28 cm

  • Seat height
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller location
    North Miami, FL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU80976937993

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Paul McCobb (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2005
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in North Miami, FL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
Pair of Fully Restored 1950s Italian Lounge Cha...
Italian Lounge Chairs
Metal
Large and comfy 1950s Italian lounge chairs, fully restored and upholstered in a soft, thick alpaca, wool, and silk blend in pale, pearly, greige. Black enameled legs with polished b...
$8,500 / set
Pair of Slipper Chairs by Paul McCobb
Paul McCobb
American Slipper Chairs
Silk, Walnut
Impeccably restored slipper chairs by Paul McCobb. Newly refinished black walnut frames, upholstered in a thick and nubby salt-and-pepper raw silk tweed with nail head trim.
Fully Restored Pair of 1950s Italian Lounge Cha...
Italian Lounge Chairs
Metal
Fully restored pair of 1950s Italian lounge chairs, upholstered in a thick grey and cream interwoven Belgian linen.
Stripe's Own Custom Roma Chairs
American Lounge Chairs
Bronze, Upholstery, Hardwood
Inspired by 1950s Italian design and ours exclusively, the Roma chair features sleek midcentury styling with a scale well-suited to an apartment or boudoir. Individually bench-made w...
You May Also Like
Fully Restored Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for ...
Directional, Paul McCobb
American Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
High back lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Directional, circa 1959. Chair has been completely restored. New webbing, foam, upholstery, and new finish to the walnu...
Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Blue Velvet...
Directional, Paul McCobb
American Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Mahogany, Walnut
Exquisite pair of Mid-Century Modern model 1322 armchairs from the coveted Directional collection, dating from the 1950s. The refinished chairs have been recovered in a stunning deep...
Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs
Directional, Paul McCobb
Fabric, Wood
Pair of lounge chairs by Paul McCobb.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Blue Club Lounge Cha...
Directional, Paul McCobb
American Club Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
Quality vintage Mid-Century Modern club chair with sleek lines and sculptural form. Item features a solid wood frame with angled and tapered walnut legs, blue button tufted upholster...
Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Paul McCobb for Dir...
Paul McCobb
American Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Walnut
A Paul McCobb Classic, model 1312 lounge chair and ottoman for Directional, circa 1950s. Base fully restored, newly upholstered in graphite cotton velvet. Ottoman dimensions: H 15...
$6,750 / set
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Paul McCobb
Directional, Unknown
American Lounge Chairs
A pair of lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional. Iconic design with curved back and tapered legs. The chairs are upholstered in solid black wool/tweed.
Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs in Li...
Directional, Paul McCobb
American Armchairs
Linen, Beech
Set of iconic lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s. Newly upholstered in white linen, beechwood bases fully restored.
Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs in Ch...
Directional, Paul McCobb
American Armchairs
Chenille, Walnut
A set of lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, model 1322, circa 1950s. Walnut frame fully restored, newly upholstered in light grey chenille by James Huniford.