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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Calvin Lounge Chairs with Brass

$4,500per set

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Pair of Paul McCobb for Calvin lounge or club chairs in the original fabric with brass stretchers and tapered mahogany wood legs. The brass has been polished and the legs refinished in a dark espresso finish. Upholstery and foam are original, shows wear, should be reupholstered. Arm height is 21.25.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer),Calvin Furniture (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.63 in. (82.89 cm)Width: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Depth: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Seat Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Fabric shows wear , should be reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU82027275073

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $750 White Glove Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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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
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Located in St. Louis, MO
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Established in 1993
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388 sales on 1stDibs
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