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.
|Born||September 18, 1925|
|Died||September 6, 2011(aged 85)|
|Occupation||Architect, furniture designer|
- Adrian Pearsall Home Page. 2013. Adrian Pearsall Home Page. [ONLINE] Available at: http://adrianpearsall.com/. [Accessed 28 January 2013].
- Adrian Mount Pearsall. 2013. Adrian Mount Pearsall. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ny30.org/adrianmountpearsall.htm. [Accessed 28 January 2013].