Adrian Pearsall 2408-S Gondola Sofa for Craft Associates


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Adrian Pearsall 2408-S Gondola Sofa for Craft Associates


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Holy Cow! This incredible sofa is by one of the most sought after and revered mid-century modern designers, Adrian Pearsall, for his company, Craft Associates. Pearsall graduated in 1950 from the University of Illinois with an Architectural Engineering degree and in 1952 founded Craft Associates to manufacture his own designs, which trumpeted in the Atomic Age! They have now become mid-century modern design icons. And this model 2408-S sofa is one of the finest examples.


The 2408-S sofa appears to float off the ground on a sculptural walnut base, thus garnering its nick-name of gondola sofa. Its long slender profile is enhanced with the use of a single seat cushion. And, this profile is heightened further by the backless space between the three-cushion back and very low arms. This example has been recently reupholstered in a teal and olive foliage figural fabric. Although it is in great condition, most will want to recover, and we have priced it as such. The beautiful walnut base has been color restored and reglued for stability. You will find the original 2408-S marking on the structural frame underneath its dustcover as well as a paper label with the name of the retailer, C. A. Karlan Furniture. Karlan’s was a well known up-scale furniture dealer in my hometown of Topeka for many, many years.


If you are looking for a classic vintage mid-century modern sofa, this is it. Make it yours.

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Amazing gondola style sofa model 2408-S by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. It is in wonderful vintage condition. It has been reupholstered within the past several years, so the padding is good. And, we have restored the walnut base color and stability; however, it still has small nicks as you would expect for its age. Marked 2408-S on tag and frame. See photos. Circa 1950s. Note: Approved by our studio pup!!!



  • Height W/Pillows – 30 Inches
  • Height W/O Pillows – 27 Inches
  • Width – 102 Inches
  • Depth – 32.5 Inches
  • Seat Height – 16.5 Inches
  • Arm Height – 18.75 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 96 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 23 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 16 Inches
  • Weight – 140 Pounds


Crated Size:

  • Height – 33 Inches
  • Width – 108 Inches
  • Depth – 38 Inches
  • Weight – 400 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight. Please send zip code for a quote to your area: contact 


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule


SKU 414-SEA-172 Category
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