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Adrian Pearsall 'Boomerang' Sofa for Crafts Associates, US, 1960s

$18,415.46

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Adrian Pearsall 'Boomerang' sofa for Crafts Associates, US, 1960s. We used a Kvadrat fabric for this sofa. The original Pearsall Boomerang stands on rolls but these can also be taken away. The boomerang is designed in a very funky shape. This piece is finished on the bottom with a walnut edge and small legs that uplift and support the piece, making it seem as if the sofa floats through the room. Adrian Pearsall (1925-2011), trained as an architectural engineer, was a sailor and interior designer. In 1952, Pearsall opened his own furniture company 'Craft Associates. Pearsall designed some of the most sensuous, gracious midcentury design pieces around, sharing many of the design aesthetics by Vladimir Kagan. His pieces are characterized by flamboyant curves, upswept shapes and stretched proportions.

Details

  • Creator
    Craft Associates Inc. (Manufacturer),Adrian Pearsall (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Width: 127.96 in. (325 cm)Depth: 68.9 in. (175 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Cs.ob.PearsallAngled.v.1612a1stDibs: LU1591221221692

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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
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Located in Berlin, Germany

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