1 of 8 images

Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa

About

Vintage sculptural Gondola sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates USA, circa 1965. The sofa floats above a matte black recessed platform and a 9.25 inch strip of walnut wood. Upholstered in blue fabric.  

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Very good vintage condition wood elements shows light wear associated with age and use. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 103 in. x D 33 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 261.62 cm x D 83.82 cm

  • Seat height
    18.25 in. (46.36 cm)
  • Seller location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference number
    LU272937526763

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2017
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Dallas, TX
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN

Sculptural Gondola Sofa by Adrian Pearsall

American Sofas

Lounge on this luscious gondola sofa by Adrian Pearsall from the 1960s. Freshly reupholstered and the frame refinished. The biscuit tufting on the sofa adds detail to the swooping se...

NaN

Milo Baughman Style Thayer Coggin Sofa with Pol...

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin

American Sofas

Upholstery, Chrome

1970s modern sofa designed in the style of Milo Baughman and made by Thayer Coggin. Chrome wraps entire base and forms support for the button tufted arms and back with original uphol...

NaN

Chesterfield Wing Back Tufted Leather Sofa

British Sofas

Leather, Wood

This Classic couch is the definition of old fashioned luxury. Well-worn patina. The studding is achieved with close individual studs, each nail is individually hammered in by han...

NaN / set

Tufted Gondola Chair and Ottoman by Adrian Pear...

American Chairs

Freshly reupholstered and the frame refinished lounge chair and ottoman by Adrian Pearsall from the 1960s. The biscuit tufting adds detail. Beautiful statement piece for any room.

You May Also Like
NaN

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Gondola Sofa

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Mohair, Walnut

Gondola sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1960s. Newly upholstered in brown mohair, sculptural walnut legs and trim fully restored.

NaN Sale Price
22% Off

Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Gondola Sofa

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Oak, Upholstery

Fabulous eight foot gondola design sofa by Adrian Pearsall. Original fabric is serviceable but needs to be updated. All inquiries please call or just press "Contact Dealer" button.

NaN Sale Price
66% Off

Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa for Craft Associates

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Upholstery, Walnut

Gondola sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, rendered in walnut with original woven upholstery and matching round throw pillows.

NaN

Adrian Pearsall Sculptural Walnut Gondola Sofa,...

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Walnut

Outstanding Adrian Pearsall fully restored gondola sofa. This piece has been totally overhauled and reupholstered in vintage lime green wool. The back cushions are also redone in ori...

NaN

Adrian Pearsall "Gondola" Sofa for Craft Associ...

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

This beautiful vintage modern sofa features the innovative design of Mid-Century great Adrian Pearsall. Sculpted walnut legs and frame paired with tufted vintage fabric and cutaway s...

NaN

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Large Gondola

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Fabric, Walnut

This large Adrian Pearsall sofa features unique sculpted walnut legs and a unique and stylish design, retains its original Mid-Century Modern fabric, nice usable condition. Priced ac...

NaN

Adrian Pearsall Sofa

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Upholstery, Walnut

Stunning Mid-Century Modern sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall and manufactured by his company Craft Associates. The contoured legs and scooped armrests of the walnut frame create a wo...

NaN

Adrian Pearsall Platform Sofa

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Sofas

Upholstery, Walnut

This rare "2006-S" Mid-Century Modern sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates features a walnut frame that extends past the upholstery effectively becoming two flanking end tabl...