Incredibly well constructed set of four Paul McCobb dining chairs from the Components line of Lane Furniture. This beautiful rare set of walnut dining chairs designed by Paul McCobb in 1962 feature a graceful concave back rest with a centered cross grain walnut butterfly detail on a beautiful aged rich solid walnut frame, emphasizing designer, Paul McCobb’s, clean, modern line making them so desirable. Seats retain original high-quality black naugahyde upholstery. Paul McCobb’s furniture is some of the most valuable and collectable on the market, very modern and elegant. Manufactured by Lane Furniture. Maker’s label on underside of chairs, all original condition, a 1960’s beauty, very well crafted. These classic mid-century chairs by Paul McCobb are classic examples of his clean, linear design intent and will be a welcome addition to any modern dining or kitchen room. Andres Brun of Form Portfolios writes “Discovering Paul McCobb was an act of instant love mixed with wonder for his clean, linear forms and sparsely elegant designs,” in “Shapes of Paul McCobb.”
Condition Report: Original upholstery; minor wear, no tears in fabric, walnut in exceptional original condition, very minor surface flaws. Structurally sound and very comfortable seating.
Designer: Paul McCobb
Manufacturer: Lane Furniture
Product Line: Components
Place of Origin: Alta Vista VA
Design Period: Mid Century Modern
Materials and Techniques: Walnut, Naugahyde
Wear: Good with wear consistent with age and use.
Measurements: 20.5″ w x 19″d x 31.5”h
Seat Height: 18”
Paul McCobb – (June 5, 1917 – March 10, 1969) modern furniture and industrial designer
Paul McCobb was the quintessential designer for the middle class who outfitted starter homes in postwar subdivisions as gracefully as he did the suburban colonials of business executives. His gift for producing fine quality at a reasonable price has arguably never been matched. In his time, he was as famous as Charles and Ray Eames. In 1957, Bloomingdales showed 15 McCobb room settings stocked with 348 designs. “We treat Paul’s furniture like sugar in the grocery store – it’s a staple”, the store’s modern furniture buyer told the New York times that year.
Paul Winthrop McCobb was born in Medford. He studied drawing and painting at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. He did not complete his course there, and enlisted in the Army as a Private on December 5, 1942.
McCobb came to prominence as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage Furniture in New York City in 1948. While working at Modernage, McCobb met B.G. Mesberg. Mesberg and McCobb would later be business partners in the Planner and Directional furniture lines.