USA (1925-2011)

After the war, Adrian PERSALL attended the University of Illinois and graduated in architectural engineering in 1950. He established the “Craft Associates” and began manufacturing furniture he assembled himself in his basement. His creations, at first produced in limited numbers, are sold at the back of his truck. He was noticed by department stores in New York and Philadelphia and was then joined by his brother Richard. They developed “Craft Associates” until becoming Wilkes-Barre’s biggest employer in the 60s. During the 70s, Persall collaborated with John Graham for the launch of “Design Confort”. Known for his “gondola” and “bean” sofas as well as his free-form glass coffee tables, Adrian Persall became part of the American Hall of Fame in 2008.