Artists & Designers

Paul McCobb

Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was one of the leading contemporary furniture designers in America in the 1950s and 1960s. Over twenty years, he designed an impressive range of multi-functional furniture, accessories and textiles as well as many notable interior design projects. McCobb’s design aesthetic is simplicity of form with a lack of ornamentation. Inspired by his New England upbringing and influenced by the Shaker design principles, McCobb combined slender lines with sculptural forms. Best known for his furniture designs, McCobb also acted as design consultant for many leading corporations including Singer, Alcoa, Goodyear and Columbia Records. McCobb was the recipient of MoMA’s Good Design Award five times between 1950-1955 and the Philadelphia Museum of Arts’ Contribution to Better Design Award in 1959.