Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Paul McCobb Wing Chair

If you would like to invest in the best, this is the real (and rare) McCobb.  Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was an American furniture designer and interior decorator.  He studied fine art in Boston and later moved to N.Y.C., where by 1945 he had established his own design company, Paul McCobb Design Associates.  By 1950 he had become a household name and earned himself the nickname of "America's Decorator".  His work has been exhibited at museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  He was a five time recipient of the MoMA's Good Design Award between 1950 and 1955.  Today his designs can be found in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, amongst others.

I've never really taken to describing architecture or furniture as 'sexy'.  That being said, when it comes to this rare wing chair designed by McCobb, it seems to fit perfectly.  Those curves.  That back and body.  Those arms and legs.  It's a bit of a super model (model 3015).  It's newly outfitted in a Knoll-like (Rivington), nicely textured, neutral upholstery.  If you decide to take it home, don't feel shallow if initially you just want to show it off to your friends.  Soon enough you will realize it isn't just about its looks.  Sitting in it is pure pleasure.  This is your forever chair.  39" h., 32" w., 29" d.  American, c. 1957  SOLD

Paul and Mollie McCobb