Adrian Pearsall 'Platform Gondola' Sofa with Side Tables
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, Platform Gondola sofa, fabric, walnut and wood, United States, 1960s.
A wonderful sofa that features combination of two great sofa models by Adrian Pearsall; the Gondola sofa and the Platform sofa. The result is a piece with that is modest and simplistic base with an elegant hammock-curved seat. The frame consists of a walnut top and black base, creating the illusion to float. The gondola shaped seat enhances the floating appearance which makes this an almost poetic design. Adrian Pearsall was more often inspired by boats for his designs, which makes it no surprise that he pursued a career in yachts after he left the design world in the 1970s.
The seat is upholstered in an original red upholstery and finished with tufted pull-away black cushions.
The sofa is accompanied with two side tables.
Fabric shows signs of age and use and therefore, re-upholstery is necessary. Our in-house atelier will take care of this, exactly following your wishes. Small damages visible on the veneer will be restored in our in-house atelier. Please note that re-upholstery and restoration for this piece has a lead time of 8 weeks, all to meet our high standards.
Adrian Pearsall (1925-2011), trained as an architectural engineer, was a sailor and interior designer. In 1952, Pearsall opened his own furniture company 'Craft Associates'. Pearsall designed some of the most sensuous, gracious midcentury design pieces around, sharing many of the design aesthetics by Vladimir Kagan. Key figure in the Atomic style, his pieces are characterized by flamboyant curves, upswept shapes and stretched proportions.