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PM-02 Table Lamp
design Paul McCobb, 1950
The PM-02 Table Lamp (initially named Planner Lamp) is one of the last variation of the iconic Planner series imagined by Paul McCobb. The American designer imagined the designs in the 1950’s and the coffee table, the mirror and the magazine-holder’s designs are still relevant today.
The PM-02 Table Lamps are visually striking thanks to their apparent simple lines. The minimalist design only further highlights the lamps’ elegance. The lamps emit an effective and diffused light that comes from its hand-blown frosted glass shade. The cylindrical shade beautifully contrasts with the sleek three-legged base.
Dimensions Ø13.6 x 31.4 cm - 2.5 m black textile cord
Material brass or black wet painted steel – hand-blown opal glass
Light source 1 x E27
Weight 1.8 kg
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. Since his early death in 1969 his designs have not been in production, but are now making their way back to the market through a range of upcoming reissues.
Paul McCobb first came to prominence in 1948 as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage Furniture in New York City. While employed at Modernage, McCobb met B. G. Mesberg, his later business partner in the Planner and Directional furniture lines.
Best known for his furniture designs, McCobb also designed radios and televisions for CBS-Columbia, Hi-Fi Consoles for Bell & Howell, along with other household items. He acted as design consultant to many leading corporations, including Singer, Alcoa, Goodyear, Columbia Records, and Remington Rand. For years, he traveled throughout America for speaking engagements, panel discussions, and appearances on radio and television talkshows, and he had his own syndicated design column in newspapers across the country.
Besides his public engagements, he taught design at Philadelphia Museum School of Art.
Paul McCobb’s design aesthetic is simplicity of form with a lack of ornamentation. Inspired by his New England upbringing and influenced by Shaker Design, McCobb combined slender lines with sculptural forms. He 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.