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Ottomans in the Style of Paul McCobb

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Set of three metal ottomans with crisscross stretchers. Faux leather covers, newly painted black. Each ottoman is a rectangle, almost appears square, but have included photo showing shape. American made from the late 1950s early 1960s.

Details

  • Dimensions

    H 17.5 in. x W 17.5 in. x D 16.5 in.

    H 44.45 cm x W 44.45 cm x D 41.91 cm

  • Seat height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Seller reference number
    JD338
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference number
    LU84307325513

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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.

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