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Paul McCobb

Contemporary furniture designer, Paul McCobb (1917-1969), was self-taught but his innate understanding of perspective and proportion allowed him to develop into one of the most revered designers of the mid-century.


He designed an impressive range of multifunctional furniture, textiles and accessories in the 1950s and 60s, often utalising affordable but robust materials including iron, solid wood and durable upholstery. McCobb's created pared back traditional forms, placing emphasis on fine lines and simplified structures to create sleek, minimalist furniture.


He was awarded MOMA's Good Design award five times between 1950 and 1955 as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Arts' Contribution to Better Design Award in 1959.


Paul McCobb