Adrian Pearsall

American, 1925 - 2011
Born in Trumansburg, NY in 1925, Adrian Pearsall is considered to be one of the earliest influencers of early modern furniture design. A prolific yachtsman, Pearsall served in the Navy from 1942 to 1950, after which he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in architectural engineering. Two years later, he would leave the architectural field behind to found Craft Associates, becoming one of the country's most prominent furniture designers during the mid-century “Atomic Age.”
Well known for his daring, yet affordably priced designs, Pearsall is credited with creating the low gondola sofas, free form walnut and glass coffee tables, and even popularizing the bean bag chair. Adrian Pearsall chairs sofas coffee tables and other designs all remain popular today. In 2008, he was included in the American Furniture Hall of Fame for his incredible accomplishments. 
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