There really is something so extremely good about an elemental classic. Take Paul McCobb Furniture—No, it’s not avant garde, but on the other hand, doesn’t that count it an essential?
Paul McCobb was in the profession of creating pure, unadorned pieces with exceptionally good bones. A Mid-Century designer who had his thumb firmly on the pulse of America, Paul McCobb’s sheer breadth of work—from credenzas to chairs, clocks to tableware—is pure testament to his design’s widespread accessibility. Of all Paul McCobb’s pieces, it’s the ones for his self-formed Planner Group (he also designed for Directional) that perhaps best capture his quiddity: make it good, make it smart—and above all—make it work.