Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Jacks Coffee Table
Here is a rare-hard to find authentic Adrian Pearsall Jacks Coffee Table by Craft Associates. One of America’s most revered designers. Spectacular angular solid walnut base with kidney shaped amorphic glass top. This table is in excellent condition with very minor wear consistent with age and use. Glass top is in great shape and free of deep scratches and the base is nearly flawless. W 51” x D 27” x H 16” About Adrian Pearsall:He designed some of the most exuberant and expressive American furniture of the 1950s and ’60s. For verve and vivacity of form, he surpasses even Vladimir Kagan — whose work is the emblem of swinging, sexy mid-20th century modernism. Pearsall gave his imagination free rein, and his flamboyant, eye-catching styles are icons of what has become known as “Atomic Age” design. He studied architectural engineering at the University of Illinois before opening his Pennsylvania furniture company, Craft Associates, in 1952, and that training shows in many designs. A Pearsall trademark, for example, is a lounge chair with an exceptionally tall, trapezoidal back, which give the pieces a skyscraper-like silhouette. Pearsall also had a talent for so-called “gondola” sofas — long, low-slung pieces with upswept ends. Many of his sofas and chairs are supported not by legs, but on gently arced walnut skids. He also had a gift for tables, in particular glass-topped side and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder stabile. His work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.