Paul McCobb ‘Irwin’ Chest of Drawers in Walnut and Marble
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Paul McCobb for Calvin, chest of drawers, part of the 'Irwin' series, walnut, marble, brass, United States, 1950s.
This alluring dresser is designed by Paul McCobb. The quintessential design features of McCobb's furniture is clearly visible in this piece such as the geometrical brass base. The outer frame is executed in warm walnut wood. A rose marble top complements this piece of furniture, and shows a dynamic pattern. The front is structured in four drawers, each adorned with brass knobs that are in contrast with the right-angled shapes.
Paul McCobb (1917–1969), born in the United States, MA, was a furniture and Industrial designer. He went to the art academy in Boston yet did not finish his education. McCobb designed furniture, accessories, textiles and other household items such as televisions and radios. He also wrote his own design column in several national newspapers and taught design at Philadelphia Museum School of Art. Paul McCobb received the of MoMA's Good Design Award five times between 1950 and 1955. One of his most famous furniture lines is the Irwin Collection that was produced by Calvin Furniture and from 1955 by WK Möbler. Paul McCobb’s trademark is a simplistic aesthetic without unnecessary ornamentation. Delicate lines, refined finish. His source of inspiration is the Shakers design, Scandinavian craftsmanship and of course the International modernist style. His use of material is often durable and solid such as iron, stone and solid wood.
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