A beautiful Gondola sofa, designed by Adrian Pearsall, manufactured in the United States around 1960.
This eye-catching piece has a beautiful, smooth design that’s typical for Pearsall’s style. An elegant, comfortable piece that most of all breathes luxury. The V-shaped legs and structure are a big part of the elegant style! It is newly upholstered in the highest quality white Kvadrat fabric. This combines amazingly and brings out the best of both materials. The additional back- and arm pillows add to the comfort of the seat. All together this creates a very impressive piece of American midcentury design that will truly stand out in any interior!
It remains in very good vintage condition. The upholstery is new, the frame is original and has minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
About the designer:
Adrian Mount Pearsall was born in Trumansburg New York. As a young man he went to the University of Illinois and studied Architectural Engineering. He graduated in 1950. He was also a keen sailor but what he is most noted for is his contribution to Mid-Century Modern furniture design. Adrian Pearsall founded Craft Associates in Pennsylvania in 1952 to manufacture his own designs. By the late 1950s his designs incorporating walnut became hugely popular and cemented Pearsall as a Designer to be reckoned with. He had great flair as a designer and was brave and modern in his approach. No doubt his Architectural background influenced this. His designs were considered to be part of the ‘Atomic Age’ design at the time and are now icons of this design period.