Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


“Orchidée” Lounge Chair by Michel Cadestin for Airborne, France 1968

$ 7,125
  • Description
    This large fiberglass lounge chair, the “Orchidée” was one of the Cadestin models that were ordered by the Centre Pompidou Museum. The design dates to 1968 and was manufactured by Airborne International.

    This chair stands out both in terms of size, as well as its design. While the fiberglass base provides a modern look, the upholstered seat, back and armrests give the chair a cosy feel. With the folding top of the seat and armrests, the chair resembles the shape of an orchid flower, which is where the model’s name derives from.

    The chair has been reupholstered in a cognac coloured full aniline leather, which gives a nice contrast to the white fiberglass base. Thanks to its impressive size and soft fabric, this chair is perfect for lounging while also adding an eye-catching visual element to any space. Among the models Cadestin designed for the Center Georges Pompidou, the Orchid is one of the most outstanding pieces.

    In good vintage condition. Some minor scratches on the fiberglass base. Recently reupholstered in premium aniline leather.

    35.43 in W x 40.94 in D x 37.79 in H; seat height 15.15 in
    90 cm W x 104 cm D x 96 cm H; seat height 38.5 cm

    About the designer:
    Michel Cadestin was born in France in 1942. He is an interior designer and architect and through his work, he wishes to offer a functional and fun design accessible to the majority.

    A prolific designer, he has experienced with diverse forms and materials during his career. His creations are varied as evidenced by the furniture intended for the Center Georges Pompidou, such as the Karate armchair (1960s) and the Orchidée lounge chair.

    Cadestin studied at the famous Ecole Boulle and the National School of Decorative Arts. Following his graduation, he joined the Society of Decorative Artists. In 1970, he met Christian Ragot with whom he began researching materials such as latex foam and plastic and together, they developed concepts of housing. Cadestin had also worked for an interior design firm named Teda until 1983. He then decided to create his own firm to continue creating furniture and home furnishings. During his career, he has teamed up with Daniel Bernard with whom he designed many pieces of furniture. Cadestin worked in the art department of 1984 movie, Full Moon in Paris, in which his designs appear.

    In 1988, Cadestin was awarded the René Gabriel Prize for his work (so far). Today, the French designer focuses his work on interior architecture. ~H.

    This chair will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: leather, fibreglass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Some minor scratches on the fiberglass base. Recently reupholstered in premium aniline leather.
    Creation Date: 1968
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20200350
    Incollect Reference #: 403868
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.43 in; H. 37.8 in; D. 40.94 in;
    W. 90 cm; H. 96 cm; D. 104 cm;
    Seat H. 15.16 in;
    Seat H. 38.5 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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