Adrian Pearsall Brutalist Club Tuxedo Sofa Craft Associates

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Adrian Pearsall for his Craft Associates Furniture company tuxedo arm three seat sofa. An Brutalist abstract cast panel to each side and upholstered back. With original man made off-white textured leather upholstery.

Details

  • Period
    Mid-20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Upholstery
    Composition
  • Condition
    Good. Original man made leather like upholstery.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    28 in. H x 86.5 in. W x 36 in. D
    71 cm H x 220 cm W x 91 cm D
  • Seat Height
    16 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Denver, CO
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU127928658353

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

1stdibs seller since 2015

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Located in Denver, CO

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