February 2, 2017

Mid-Century Furniture Brand Craft Associates Makes a Comeback

Jax table by Craft Associates.

Among mid-century furniture masters, Adrian Pearsall of Craft Associates stood tall. In 1968, however, Pearsall sold it to the Lane Furniture Company, which eventually halted production. The brand vanished.

Canadian sofa in snow-white velvet by Craft Associates.

CEO Jerrod Jones and partners have now obtained the rights to reengineer and reissue Pearsall and his team’s designs under the name Craft Associates. These revisions are all hand-built from walnut with a hand-rubbed oil finish. Both the Large Wing chair in leather and the Hinsdale high-backed armchair in mohair share a flair for exaggerated contours, while the Jax table favors a sharper stance. Upholstered in snow-white velvet, the Canadian sofa appears to float.

Hinsdale high-backed armchair in mohair by Craft Associates.

In addition to the archival updates, Jones has brought contemporary talents into the fold and broadened the mix of materials. Anthony Littleton Design contributed the Modern Pillow Top stools, with their wrought-iron supports.

Modern Pillow Top stools with wrought-iron supports by Anthony Littleton Design for Craft Associates.

Large Wing chair in leather by Craft Associates.

> See more from the January 2017 issue of Interior Design

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