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


French Reconstructivist Oak Lounge Chairs, France 1950s

$ 12,350
  • Description
    As in the UK and much of Europe, there was something of a design renaissance in France in the 1950s, due to developments in materials and technology after the war. In France, designers were often also architects, whose focus on functionality and quality resulted in sculptural models, such as this beautiful pair of lounge chairs.

    The oaken frames define these chairs that are in the so-called reconstructivist style. A reconstructivist work builds upon prior, deconstructionist works and techniques, but adapts them to classic themes and structures, with the goal of creating works of genuine emotion and significance. In this way, reconstructivism combines the vitality and originality of deconstructionism with the comforts, pleasures and rewards of classicism. This pair is a great example of building on both tradition and the new techniques of the mid-century era. Pure, sleek forms, free from artifice or decoration characterize the aesthetic, with expertly crafted edges and joinery. The frames connect every part, the back legs become part of the sides, creating triangles. The artistic quality of these lounge chairs is evident, the frames appear as if they were painted. The backrests resemble picture frames, highlighting the appealing light upholstery.

    This pair of mid-century French lounge chairs combines a visually stunning structural body with an expert woodworking technique and high-quality materials. From all sides, this pair’s angles are visually arresting, revoking the chairs created by the French designer, René Gabriel.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The pair has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric.

    26.18 in W x 32.28 in D x 29.52 in H; Seat height 12.59 in
    66.5 cm W x 82 cm D x 75 cm H; Seat height 32 cm

    These lounge chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the works in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood - Fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The pair has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20210750
    Incollect Reference #: 500218
  • Dimensions
    W. 26.18 in; H. 29.53 in; D. 32.28 in;
    W. 66.5 cm; H. 75 cm; D. 82 cm;
    Seat H. 12.6 in;
    Seat H. 32 cm;
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