Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 19

Rare Paul McCobb Cubist Sofa or Settee



Rare Paul McCobb cubist sofa or settee for custom craft Inc. Legs have been refinished, older reupholstery and foam must be updated. Great geometric lines on this sofa, a rarely seen form. Email for a quote on reupholstery. Measures: Seating area: Back 59" W x 22" seat depth Arm 22" H.


  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 76.5 in. (194.31 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Legs refinished , Upholstery must be updated.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820211711341

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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 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.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in St. Louis, MO
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1993
1stDibs seller since 2006
448 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Paul Evans Cityscape Sofa/Settee
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Evans Cityscape sofa from the 200 series. Manufactured by Directional Furniture circa 1970 Older, clean reupholstery in Ultrasuede.

Vintage 1970s American Settees



Attractive Edwardian Mahogany Sofa or Settee
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4379, attractive Edwardian mahogany and inlaid sofa, having shaped and inlaid back rail with two upholstered panels, inlaid arms and serpentine, upholstered seat, all standing on e...

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Settees



Curvaceous Settee or Sofa by Ernst Schwadron
By Ernst Schwadron
Located in Atlanta, GA
Curvaceous settee or sofa by Ernst Schwadron, American, circa 1950s. This piece is currently being reupholstered and refinished and can be reupholstered in your fabric and refinished...

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Settees


Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti Rare Production Settee or Sofa, White Fabric Oak, Asko, Finland, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Asko
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare example of Gio Ponti's most iconic sofa / settee / loveseat, license-produced by Finnish manufacturer Asko in the 1950s. Drawings and information about this sofa are recorde...

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Sofas


Fabric, Oak

Gio Ponti Rare Production Settee or Sofa, Blue Velvet, Oak, Asko, Finland, 1950s
By Asko, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare example of Gio Ponti's most iconic sofa / settee / loveseat, license-produced by Finnish manufacturer Asko in the 1950s. Drawings and information about this sofa are recor...

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Sofas


Fabric, Oak

19th Century Biedermeier Settee or Sofa
Located in Milford, NH
A 19th century Biedermeier birch settee or sofa, ebonized detail, freshly appointed in Belgian linen, raised on four sea serpent or dolphin foliate carved feet.

Antique 19th Century Settees

Brazilian Modern Rosewood and Leather Modular Sofa or Settees
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brazilian low, modular sofa set in rosewood that can form one four-seat sofa, two settees, or a single chair with a three-seat sofa, circa 1960s. Very unique form reminiscent of a de...

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Settees


Leather, Rosewood

19th Century Classical Box Settee or Sofa
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century classical box settee or sofa with mahogany apron and carved melon feet.

Antique 19th Century American Settees



The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery