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Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Winchendon, Planner Group Series

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Designer: Paul McCobb. Manufacturer: Winchendon. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern, Planner Group Series. Specifications: Maple (possibly walnut), caning, fabric. Condition: These Paul McCobb lounge chairs for Winchendon (Planner Group series) are in excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear. The finish and caning are all original and do have normal imperfections with age (minor/pictured). The seats have been previously reupholstered and are in excellent condition. The strapping still has give and does not seam to be soiling. The chairs are structurally sound but do have a little noise when you sit back (nothing structural just age.) Overall these chairs are beautiful in person. Dimensions: H: 30.25 (76.83cm.) W: 25.25 (64.13cm.) D: 27.75 (70.48cm.) Seat height: 16.5 (41.91cm.) Seat width: 22.5 (57.15cm.) Seat depth: 20 (50.8cm.) Arm height: 23 (58.42cm.) Designer profile: Paul McCobb was an Industrial designer who had no formal design training, but opened his own studio in New York in 1945. He worked as a decorator and retail merchandiser and eventually turned to furniture. By the mid-1950s, he was known as ""America's Decorator"" launching the ""Planner Group"" furniture series, among others. While he was a contemporary of other well-known furniture designers such as Charles Eames and George Nelson, his early death prevented similar professional recognition during his lifetime.

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About the Designer

Paul McCobb

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 mid-century modern work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.
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