YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS PAUL McCOBB
Paul McCobb is one of the biggest names in Mid-Century Modern design. He took the 1950s and 60s by storm and established himself as one of the biggest and brightest designers of the time. Paul McCobb designed a wide range of interior decor—radios and televisions included. He even had his own design column which ran in newspapers across America.
Paul received the MoMA's Good Design Award five times, as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Arts' Contribution to Better Design Award in 1959. Before all the success came his way, Paul McCobb had humble beginnings. He began as a window dresser after dropping out of college, before working his way up. In his career he partnered with some of the biggest brands such as Directional and became one of the most famous designers of his time. What a star!
Understanding Paul McCobb's Style
Paul believed in the mantra of keeping in simple. Think: beautiful designs without compromising function for decoration. His design's sculptural forms were neoclassical at heart. Mix the beauty of Paul McCobb’s designs, a postwar increase in demand for furnishings, and the coexistence of function and style and you have a match made in furniture heaven. In the mid-20th Century, Paul McCobb’s furniture became the "it" thing amongst American homes. At the turn of the 21st Century, an appreciation for stylish, functional furniture came back into vogue and Paul McCobb’s designs drew the popular vote once again. Paul for President!
Paul McCobb & Planner Group
The Planner group series designed by Paul McCobb was and continues to be his biggest success. The Planner series was extensive, including desks, chairs, cabinets, bed frames, dining table and chair sets, chests among other things. Paul McCobb’s furniture was designed in mid-century but can easily be used in contemporary rooms as well. The dressers in the Paul McCobb Planner group collection continue to be a success even today. The gorgeous wood, sleek lines of designs and a little bit of that elusive mid-century magic—where do we sign up?
Lounge chair: A mid-century lounge chair by Paul McCobb is such a beauty. It’s a good way to add a pop of color (in particular, there is a yellow lounge chair out there that makes our heart sing!) and create a sense of play, whether used in reading nook or in the office
Dresser: A Paul McCobb dresser is legacy. Use one as a dresser or a makeshift credenza to add a touch of grandeur to your living space. Paul McCobb’s eight-drawer walnut dresser will jazz up the entryway and help you receive your guests in style.
Dining Chairs: Bored of the same old dining chair designs you see everywhere? Dial up the glam levels with one of Paul McCobb’s wood armed dining chairs. The curve of the back and the neoclassical design will bring the party to the dining table and keep it there.
Coffee table: Ace accent pieces, Paul McCobb coffee tables come in many forms. Marble top or wrought iron and maple—you can't go wrong with these coffee tables. Like other Paul McCobb furniture designs, they get the job done and look smashing!