Adrian Pearsall

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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.

Adrian's name and designs are currently licensed to Restoration Hardware by his children.

Adrian Pearsall
BornSeptember 18, 1925
DiedSeptember 6, 2011(2011-09-06) (aged 85)
OccupationArchitect, furniture designer
Years active1950-2011
Spouse(s)Dorie Pearsall

Adrian Pearsall (born 1925, Trumansburg, New York) was an American architect and furniture designer.


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