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Pair of Midcentury Danish Modern Paul McCobb Spindle Back Side Dining Chairs

$795

About

What a find. Offered is a vintage pair of spindle-back side chairs, designed by Paul McCobb for Planner Group. These are solid chair that have been repainted by their previous owner. They are in good, structurally sound condition with some paint chips and wear. They're unsigned. Still a great set with lots of potential! Approximate dimensions: 17" W x 20" D x 31" H Seat 17.5" H.

Details

  • Creator
    Planner Group (Manufacturer),Paul McCobb (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Vintage - repainted by previous owner, some chips,scuff marks on paint. Chairs are structurally sound.
  • Seller Location
    Wilmington, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1911136341stDibs: LU3441316863422

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  • Shipping
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    Ships From: Wilmington, DE
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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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 work has warmth and presence. As you can see from the offerings on these pages, Paul McCobb designs are the pin-striped suit, or the little black dress, of a décor: an essential.

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Located in Wilmington, DE
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