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Adrian Pearsall

American, 1925-2011

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 tables and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder stabile. As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Adrian Pearsall had flair, and his work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.

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US$3,948
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Iconic Designs from Adrian Pearsall
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Gondola Sofa
Gondola Sofa
Cloud Sofa
Cloud Sofa
Wave Chaise Longue
Wave Chaise Longue
Stingray Coffee Table
Stingray Coffee Table
Pair of Midcentury Adrian Pearsall Cube Pedestal Tables in Walnut and Travertine
By Milo Baughman, Craft Associates, Harvey Probber, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Framingham, MA
Pair of walnut and travertine pedestal side tables designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Perfect as end tables or use together as a coffee table. Italian travertine is fr...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Travertine

Adrian Pearsall Platform Sofa in Flower Upholstery and Walnut
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Adrian Pearsall, platform sofa, fabric, walnut, United States, 1960s This beautifully shaped sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall is characterized by a solid construction, featuring c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Fabric, Walnut

Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
Classic glass top table with sculptural wood base designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. This example is in very fine, clean and original condition, ready to use. Glass ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall

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Glass, Walnut

  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
  • Glass Top End Table by Pearsall
H 19 in. W 28 in. D 20 in.
Super Rare Adrian Pearsall Swivel Ottoman Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Super rare Adrian Pearsall swivel ottoman. We have never seen another one of these wonderful ottomans and just love it.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Mid Century Walnut and Glass Square Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall mid century walnut and glass square coffee table This table measures: 36.75 wide x 36.75 deep x 15.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Glass, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid-Century Modern Sofa
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates sofa with removable cushions. Great lines and better scale measuring 75" wide. The fabric was just reupholstered in a solid black pleath...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Adrian Pearsall Ottomans
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vintage Adrian Pearsall ottomans. these were beautifully refinished and come with a cushion. Sold individually. Price is for one.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall

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Wood

  • Pair of Vintage Adrian Pearsall Ottomans
  • Pair of Vintage Adrian Pearsall Ottomans
  • Pair of Vintage Adrian Pearsall Ottomans
  • Pair of Vintage Adrian Pearsall Ottomans
H 15.5 in. W 26 in. D 22 in.
Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair, USA 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Berlin, DE
Adrian Pearsall lounge chair in cobalt blue fabric and wooden legs, USA 1960s. The chair is in original condition with vintage upholstery. We offer reupholstery in our in-house works...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrian Pearsall

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Fabric, Wood

  • Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair, USA 1960s
  • Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair, USA 1960s
  • Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair, USA 1960s
  • Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair, USA 1960s
H 33.47 in. W 29.53 in. D 35.44 in.
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ReMod Gallery
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Horseman Antiques Inc.
4.9 / 5
Annex Marketplace
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Alternative Furnishings Inc.
4.9 / 5
Metro Retro Furniture MCM Furniture
4.6 / 5
Original in Berlin
5 / 5

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Adrian Pearsall Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

1stDibs Adrian Pearsall Furniture are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Adrian Pearsall furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 331 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Adrian Pearsall's original furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider Furniture by Harvey Probber, Florence Knoll and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Adrian Pearsall furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $400 and tops out at $34,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,711.