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

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French Lounge Chairs In Aubergine Coloured Velour, France ca 1960s

$ 11,875
  • Description
    The postwar years saw unprecedented creativity in French design as evidenced by these chairs. Like most European mid-century designers, French designers were also convinced of the power of good design, with Charlotte Perriand famously declaring, “The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living”.

    This pair of lounge chairs holds a soft simplicity and a uniqueness in its appearance - light, clean lines with an air of romance. The peculiar shape of these chairs is unmistakeable thanks to the backrests that flow down to form the welcoming armrests. While the armrests sit low, therefore opening the seats, the chairs still give the impression of hugging the sitter. The upholstered bodies elevate both the visual and literal level of comfort with a warm, stylish aubergine coloured velour upholstery. During the 1950s, a new generation of designers started to experiment with new materials and shapes and this new mood of discovery vanquished the functionality of the immediate postwar period. What had been a question of urgency was now one of creativity and hedonism. These chairs also express this change of times with their open design, luxurious upholstery and lines beyond strict functionality.

    While many French designers were embracing new industrial techniques and mass production, this pair of chairs’ designer evidently personally selected the materials and the cabinetmaker handmade them.

    Condition:
    In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The armchairs have recently been re-upholstered in a premium fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    Dimensions:
    35.82 in W x 34.64 in D x 39.76 in H; Seat height 14.96 in; Arm height 21.25 in
    91 cm W x 88 cm D x 101 cm H; Seat height 38 cm; Arm height 54 cm

    Shipping:
    These lounge chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Velvet, Wood
    Condition: Good. In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The armchairs have recently been re-upholstered in a premium fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 88880037
    Incollect Reference #: 564790
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.83 in; H. 39.76 in; D. 34.65 in;
    W. 91 cm; H. 101 cm; D. 88 cm;
    Seat H. 14.96 in; Arm H. 21.26 in;
    Seat H. 38 cm; Arm H. 54 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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