Paul McCobb’s playful take on traditional forms with hints of Scandinavian craftsmanship can be seen clearly in his Steel leg collection from 1957. Originally the series consisted of a wide range of pieces – desks, dining tables, bedside tables, chairs, and drawer units – all of these set on the same slim steel construction. In 2018, Karakter will launch three pieces from the original collection, McCobbs’ Coffee table, Occasional Table and the one-drawer Bedside table in oak and smoked oak, both resting on the distinctive black steel legs.
The Steel Leg Series launches Q2-Q3 2018.
Paul McCobb (1917-1969) was one of the leading contemporary furniture designers on the American design scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Over a timespan of twenty years he designed an impressive range of multi-functional furniture, accessories and textiles, as well as several notable interior design projects. McCobb often offered a playful take on traditional forms with hints of Scandinavian craftsmanship and International style clarity, often made with affordable and robust materials such as iron, solid wood and durable upholstery. Since his early death in 1969 his designs have not been in production, but are now making their way back.
Oak, oak veneer, steel
Clear lacquered oak or smoked oiled oak