Mid Century Modern Set Of 4 X Paul Mc Cobb Dining Chairs, American 1950s

Mid Century Modern Set Of 4 X Paul Mc Cobb Dining Chairs, American 1950s

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Mid Century Modern Set of 4 x Paul McCobb Dining Chairs, American 1950s

Stunning set of four dining chairs in solid maple from Paul McCobb's iconic Planner Group, manufactured by Winchendon Furniture from 1950-1964 by.
The chair, model #1531, takes its basic inspiration from a Windsor chair, with a low spindle back of tapered dowels supporting a curved backrest.
The seat rests on top of a top four tapered legs and is inlaid with four oversize wooden screw motifs.

This set is in very good vintage condition, wear consistent with age and use. Chairs have recently been re-finished. See images.

Dimensions: Overall 78 Cms Height - Seat Height 44 Cms / Overall width 53 Cms - Seat width 43 Cms / Overall 47 Depth - Seat Depth 44.5 Cms

PAUL MCCOBB, USA (1917-1969)
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.

Additional dimensions information:

Seat Height: 44 Cms


W53.0 x H78.0 x D47.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United States


Mid 20th Century


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