Paul McCobb

Boston native Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was best known for what the New York Times called his “sleek, uncluttered and modular design”. Although McCobb may have been influenced by other modern designers of his day, he worked to cultivate a home-grown American style. The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest, McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.Read more

Boston native Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was best known for what the New York Times called his “sleek, uncluttered and modular design”. Although McCobb may have been influenced by other modern designers of his day, he worked to cultivate a home-grown American style. The signal aesthetic attribute of McCobb designs is that he completely forsook ornament — his pieces have no flourishes. And yet, because they are honest, McCobb’s mid-century modern work has warmth and presence.

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