Adrian Pearsall Tables

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Pair of Adrian Pearsall side tables for Craft Associates made from walnut and newly refinished.
Details
Creator
Adrian Pearsall (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1960s
Period
1960-1969
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
17 in. H
43 cm H
Diameter
19.75
Dealer Location
San Francisco, CA
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU81256052033

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.

Address
DeAngelis
573 Valencia St.
San Francisco CA 94110
US
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  • 20th Century Specialists
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