May 05, 2017

Before & After: Paul McCobb Directional Chairs

Paul McCobb was an American furniture designer whose work combined the design aesthetics of Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, George Nelson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, in that he largely ignored ornamentation and excess detail.

His work was sold by several companies, mostly Directional, a New York firm that also produced work by Vladimir Kagan, and he is responsible for designing the pieces for the original Today show in 1952.

These high back lounge chairs were part of the production from Directional, circa 1959, and they have stood the test of time, both in their design and simplicity, and the beautiful condition we were able to bring them back to.

Here is a quick before photo of their condition prior to restoration.  We completely refinished the wood frames, including the repair & rebuilding of the frames, and completely reupholstered the seats and backs as the originals with all new leather.

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