Paul McCobb

Winner of five MoMA's Good Design Awards and consultant to international furniture companies such as M Singer & Sons in New York, American designer Paul McCobb (1917-1969) established himself in the United States between the 1950s and 1960s. His furniture, generally made of wood and iron, focuses on thin lines, pure shapes and the absence of ornaments, without however renouncing to the playful and multifunctional character that brings them back to their author. After his untimely death, McCobb's creations, concentrated in twenty years of production, have remained in the shadows; today they reappear in contemporary décor, not only through the rediscovery of his most significant pieces, produced when he was alive and emblematic of a typically American midcentury taste, but also thanks to the re-editions of his iconic pieces, such as the Wingback armchair of '56, relaunched by De Padova.

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