Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Perriand- Set of 4



31.5”H x 17.37”W x 26”D

Seat Depth: 14.5” 

Seat Height: 17.25”H 

Original saddle leather. All chairs have been restored with new hand-stitching. Patina to chrome. Some stains to leather. In great vintage condition. True beauties that have  stood the test of time. 

These Les Arcs chairs were designed by Charlotte Perriand for the alpine resort of Les Arcs in the Tarentaise Valley during the 1960s. 

Designed by one of modernism’s most important figures, these chic vintage chairs are part of a rich history. As a primary architect and interior designer of the ‘Le’s Arcs’ ski station in the French alps, one of the largest built projects of her career, Perriand designed a series of furniture by the name ‘Arc Mobilier’ including these chairs. The simple design made of a tubular steel frame and thick, cognac saddle leather were both sophisticated and sporty; a perfect expression of what was intended to be an integrated resort where sports and cultural activities met.

The frame is made of chrome metal. The seat with the backrest is made of high-quality natural leather in a cognac color. The chair is light and comfortable. The designer called her chairs "machines for sitting", which were to fulfill the functions for which they were designed and adapt to human needs. 

French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand was greatly influenced by Art Deco, the machine aesthetic, organicism, biomorphism, Art Brut, and industrial prefabrication. She firmly felt that good design should inherently transformational and accessible to all. An exhibition that was held in 2019 in Paris that received accolades for its magnificent reproduction of Perriand's artwork and careful attention to detail. It was the first design show to feature the work of a designer alongside works by Picasso, Léger, and Calder. The shapes of Perriand's furniture have echoes of the works of Léger and Calder, two of his close friends

Sold as a set of four.

Flavien Gaillard, a specialist for Christie's, claims that collectors are drawn to Charlotte Perriand's work because of "their simplicity and zen-like character," which fits in admirably with modern architecture. Along with that, he also points out Perriand's "unique trajectory" in design, noting that "no other woman has collaborated with all the masters of the period—Prouvé, Le Corbusier, and Jeanneret."

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