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Paul McCobb Planner Group Coffee Table

$1,950

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Original, handsome, Classic, midcentury coffee table designed by Paul McCobb for the Planner Group collection. Square table in maple with gently tapered legs and a slender profile. The top has the appearance of floating. Solid maple construction. Piece is in excellent outstanding condition. So simple and elegant with clean modern lines, a Classic designed by Paul McCobb. Paul McCobb (1917-1969) is an American designer best known for the Planner Group, his collection of clean, utilitarian and well-priced modular residential furniture that was an instant success. From there, McCobb went on to design many other furniture collections, as well as fabrics, lighting and accessories. His work is showcased at MOMA and around the world at public institutions and in private collections.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul McCobb (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Width: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5065116693521

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    Ships From: Baltimore, MD
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 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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