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CB2 Launches First Paul McCobb Collection

CB2, part of Crate and Barrel Holdings, has secured exclusive rights to produce the timeless designs of American Modern Designer Paul McCobb.

From the man who wanted to "modernize your living room," the Paul McCobb collection at CB2 reintroduces classic pieces, featuring modern, covetable, yet attainable designs that will fit into any home or aesthetic.

McCobb's iconic portfolio pairs back and edits down to form and line, creating enduring pieces that feel modern to this day. The first collection is available now across the furniture, lighting and outdoor categories, and additional pieces and categories will be introduced from the renowned designer in future collections. 

"McCobb was a pioneer for modern furniture and his pieces are just as influential today as when they graced the first set of The Today Show or the offices of Columbia Records in the '60s," said Ryan Turf, president, CB2. "This collection is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to curate and deliver authentic, timeless design and we're proud to bring back this piece of modern heritage." 

The collection was closely curated and developed in partnership with the CB2 team and FORM Portfolios, whose mission is to preserve, protect and celebrate designers through the authentic translation of iconic works. 

"CB2 is a respected authority in modern home decor and are genuine advocates of design," said Mark Masiello, managing director, FORM Portfolios. "The partnership with CB2 is an authentic extension of Paul McCobb's vision, while also honoring his legacy by creating a collection that is attainable for those who appreciate and seek good design. CB2's commitment to our shared vision makes the brand a perfect fit with the heritage of Paul McCobb."

McCobb is the first of several iconic designers CB2 will partner with throughout the next two years to bring covetable, modern objects that endure, whether you are a longtime design aficionado or collector of all things cool.

The CB2 x Paul McCobb collection features 36 products across the outdoor living, lighting and bedroom categories. Lighting items range in price from $129 to $499, while bedroom and outdoor furniture range in price from $499-$2999.

  • Pavilion Collection (Outdoor): The outdoor Pavilion Collection (circa 1951) features a simplicity of form and purity of materials — trademarks that landed Paul McCobb in design magazines of the era and some of the foremost museums of today. Classics are updated for the modern consumer with features like Sunbrella fabric. 
  • Exposior Collection (Lighting): Paul McCobb's second series of lighting was first introduced in 1951 but is just as striking today. Each major component is a custom design unique to Paul McCobb lighting, emphasizing timeless forms. 
  • Connoisseur Collection (Bedroom): The elegance and craftsmanship of Paul McCobb's Connoisseur Group hasn't diminished at all since its 1954 debut. The slender lines, fine veneers and architectural influences are stunning in their simplicity. 






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