A realist in design, McCobb unites functionality with a modest aesthetic, creating highly practical storage that stands the test of time. Crafted from geometric lines of powder-coated steel and softened with natural oak veneer, the Planner-Series shelving unit exudes modernist expression and purity of form. The ideal choice for inviting living spaces, use as a stand-alone shelf to present your favourite design objects or expand and use in multiples to visually decorate open-plan living environments.
Born in New England, 1917, Paul McCobb later moved from Boston to New York City to pursue his ambition to become a modern furniture and industrial designer. Although self-taught, McCobb's deep understanding of perspective allowed for his future career to blossom.
McCobb's no nonsense approach to furniture design has made him synonimous with the American design movement in the mid 20th Century, where many of his designs helped reinvent interior design in the 50's and 60's.
Inspired by his childhood and youth in New England along with designs from the Shaker movement, McCobb's designs were arguably the precurser for functionalism in the 20th Century. The manufacturing process of each of McCobb's designs mirror the quality Scandinavian tradition of craftmanship. His aesthetic perfectly balances form and functionality, therefore creating timeless classics with distinct details that beautifully transition through generations.