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Pierre Guariche Tonneau Dining Chairs in Stevie Howell "Reach" Fabric, Set of 6
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
From Artsy: Designer and architect Pierre Guariche was an important voice in the modernist movement of post-war France. Guariche is perhaps best known for his work with the Belgian f...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bentwood

'Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Group of Six ‘Tonneau’ Chairs by Pierre Guariche Six bent wood dining chairs with newly upholstered seats and black iron frames. Produced by Steiner and labeled. France, circa 1954
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bentwood

  • 'Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • 'Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • 'Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • 'Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
H 29.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Tonneau Guariche Chairs
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bent plywood chairs in original condition from the 1950s missing their original upholstery Located in Brooklyn.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Plywood

  • Pair of Tonneau Guariche Chairs
  • Pair of Tonneau Guariche Chairs
  • Pair of Tonneau Guariche Chairs
  • Pair of Tonneau Guariche Chairs
H 29 in. W 18 in. D 17 in.
Pierre Guariche, Pair of Chairs Model Tonneau
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Pierre Guariche - Pair of chairs model Tonneau Green imitation and black lacquered metal Steiner edition Circa 1955 Measures: H76 x W51 x D47 From the Pierre Bergé collecti...
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Metal

  • Pierre Guariche, Pair of Chairs Model Tonneau
  • Pierre Guariche, Pair of Chairs Model Tonneau
  • Pierre Guariche, Pair of Chairs Model Tonneau
  • Pierre Guariche, Pair of Chairs Model Tonneau
H 29.93 in. W 20.08 in. D 18.51 in.
Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very clean pair of all-original bent plywood and fabric Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche. For Steiner, Paris. Circa 1955. Early years Pierre Guariche was born in 1926, son of ...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
H 31 in. W 20.5 in. D 18 in.
“Tonneau” Fiberglass Chair by Pierre Guariche
By Siege Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Sammushi, JP
"Tonneau" Chair released by Steiner. A product designed by Pierre Guariche in 1954. A rare early vintage with a shell made of fiberglass resin.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • “Tonneau” Fiberglass Chair by Pierre Guariche
  • “Tonneau” Fiberglass Chair by Pierre Guariche
  • “Tonneau” Fiberglass Chair by Pierre Guariche
  • “Tonneau” Fiberglass Chair by Pierre Guariche
H 27.96 in. W 18.51 in. D 19.3 in.
Set of 6 Leather Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of 6 leather Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather

Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 chairs in wood and metal in black color. Stamped Steiner under the seat. Wear due to time and age of the chairs. Seat height: 44cm
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

French Mid-Century Modern Brown Leather Metal Chair Tonneau by Guariche, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in MIlano, IT
French Mid-Century Modern brown leather and black metal chair Tonneau by Guariche, 1950s Chair model Tonneau with curved seat and back in brown leather. In the center, between seat ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Rare Pair of "Tonneau" Fiberglass Chairs by Pierre Guariche, France, 1960s
By Siege Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in New York, NY
Editions Steiner, France. Good vintage condition. Will ship out of Paris, France. Price does not include shipping and possible customs related charges.
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Vintage 1960s French Chairs

Materials

Steel

"Tonneau" Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Tonneau" chairs, six available, recently upholstered in grey velvet. Seat is made in laminated wood and legs are made of black enameled regular iron tubing.  
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20th Century French Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Barcelona, ES
A set of four Tonneau chairs designed by Pierre Guariche in 1954 for Steiner, France. Rare version with upholstered seat and wooden bases. New upholstery and restored oak wood bases.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
H 28.75 in. W 20.08 in. D 18.12 in.
Pierre Guariche Set of Six "Chaise Tonneau"
By Pierre Guariche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Set of six curved, wooden backed chairs with black painted metal frames and faux leather seats, by Pierre Guariche. Edited by Steiner, labeled underside.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

  • Pierre Guariche Set of Six "Chaise Tonneau"
  • Pierre Guariche Set of Six "Chaise Tonneau"
  • Pierre Guariche Set of Six "Chaise Tonneau"
  • Pierre Guariche Set of Six "Chaise Tonneau"
H 29.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Set of 6 Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1954
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Roubaix, FR
Set of 6 comfortable Tonneau chairs by designer Pierre Guariche. Original black lacquered metal frame with wood newly reupholstered seat in clear green velvet. Manufacturer Steiner i...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Iron

Exceptional Rare Set of 3 "Tonneau" Aluminum Chairs by Pierre Guariche, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Sofia, BG
Beautiful and very stylish iconic chairs by the great French designer Pierre Guariche. A very rare and sought-after model today, produced about 70 years ago. The chairs are in perfec...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Aluminum

Pierre Guariche Tonneau Dining Chairs
By Pierre Guariche
Located in San Francisco, CA
A group of six "Tonneau" chairs by Pierre Guariche upholstered in ivory wool fabric on the interior, teal wool exterior with black enameled legs. Steiner Edition, circa 1954.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Dining Chairs
  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Dining Chairs
  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Dining Chairs
  • Pierre Guariche Tonneau Dining Chairs
H 30 in. W 18.5 in. D 20 in.
Set of Three Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" Bentwood Chairs for Steiner Edition, 1954
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Brussels, BE
All-original bent plywood Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche, Edition Steiner, 1954. Early years Pierre Guariche was born in 1926, son of a family of Parisian goldsmiths. He stu...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bentwood

Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Single chair with back lacquer and leatherette seat, Steiner edition.    
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Bentwood

  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche
  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche
  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche
  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche
H 30.71 in. W 20.08 in. D 15.36 in.
"Tonneau" Cast Aluminum Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible set of cast aluminum chairs by Pierre Guariche. Sculpted and curved aluminum seat with cut-out sits on sleek 4 leg black metal base. Sold in a set of 4. Incredible as dini...
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20th Century French Chairs

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Aluminum, Iron

"Tonneau" Cast Aluminum Chair by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible cast aluminum chair by Pierre Guariche. Sculpted seat sits on sleek 4 leg black metal base. Set of 4 available at a package price. Perfect single statement chair.
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20th Century French Side Chairs

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Metal

Pair of "Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of "Tonneau" chairs by Pierre Guariche upholstered in dark gray wool fabric with black enameled legs. Steiner Edition, circa 1954.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

"Tonneau" Cast Aluminum Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible cast aluminum chairs by Pierre Guariche. Sculpted and curved aluminum seat with cut-out sits on sleek four leg black metal base. 8 available and priced individually.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche, Steiner Edition
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Tonneau chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner. Made in France, 1954.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Metal

Set of Six Tonneau Chairs designed by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original from the 1950's , edition Steiner
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Rare Tonneau Armchairs designed by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare variant of the classic tonneau chair from the 1950's
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Lasne, BE
Series of 6 chairs in black skai stamped Steiner. Seat height: 44cm Wear due to time and age of chairs (see photo).   
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s
  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s
  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s
  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s
H 30.71 in. W 20.08 in. L 30.71 in.
Pierre Guariche, Attributed, Set of Four "Chaise Tonneau" France, 1954
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of four molded plywood chairs, attributed to Pierre Guariche are newly upholstered in red alcantara high-quality fabric with black lacquered metal legs. The chairs are from 1954 ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Plywood

Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche, France, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Located in New York, NY
Editions Steiner, France. Will ship from Paris, France. Price does not include possible customs related fees. Please purchase via 1stdibs for efficient shipment solutions.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Steel

set of 4 Tonneau Amsterdam chairs by Pierre Guariche - France 1950's
By Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Located in New York, NY
original corduroy upholstery - minor losses on upholstery - wood structure needs light refinishing
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Beech

Pierre Guariche Cast Aluminium "Tonneau" Chair, Steiner Meubles, Paris, 1954
By Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Pierre Guariche cast aluminium "Tonneau" chair dating from the 1950s. With the metal being cast there is a rawness and imperfect finish to the seat that adds wonderful character. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, 1950s Set of 6
By Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black leather chairs. Small wear and tear due to time (see photo).
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Set of Nine French Chair Pierre Guariche Model Tonneau for Steiner Design
By Pierre Guariche, Steiner
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare suite of nine chairs Tonneau first edition designed by French designer Pierre Guariche. Proposed in 1954 by the A.R.P, it is edited by Steiner. Feet in black lacquered metal, se...
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Vintage 1950s French French Provincial Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

single tonneau chair by guariche
Located in Brooklyn, NY
original
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French Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 6 'Tonneau' chairs by Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 'Tonneau' chairs by Pierre Guariche
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20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

"Tonneau" Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner - 8 Available
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Tonneau" chairs, 8 available, recently upholstered in grey velvet. Seat is made in laminated wood and legs are made of black enameled regular iron tubing. This set can be sold compl...
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20th Century French Side Chairs

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Metal

Set of 6 Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) for Steiner, Paris. A single piece of plywood creates the seat and back of these uncommon chairs.
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

Set of 4 Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" Chairs
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" chairs with white plastic shell seating and black enameled metal Frame. In original condition with visible wear and slight cracking and crazing to ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

  • Set of 4 Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" Chairs
  • Set of 4 Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" Chairs
  • Set of 4 Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" Chairs
  • Set of 4 Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" Chairs
H 29.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 18.5 in.
Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare French Tonneau chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner. Made of pink velvet.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
  • Tonneau Chair by Pierre Guariche for Steiner
H 31.11 in. W 20.48 in. D 18.12 in.
Pierre Guariche Set of 4 Chairs Model Tonneau
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Pierre Guariche Set of 4 chairs model Tonneau Black stained wood, black lacquered metal and blue qvadrat fabric Steiner Edition, circa 1955 Measures: H 77 x W 52 x D 47 From th...
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Wood

  • Pierre Guariche Set of 4 Chairs Model Tonneau
  • Pierre Guariche Set of 4 Chairs Model Tonneau
  • Pierre Guariche Set of 4 Chairs Model Tonneau
  • Pierre Guariche Set of 4 Chairs Model Tonneau
H 30.32 in. W 20.48 in. D 18.51 in.
Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche '16 Chairs'
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare set of 16 black chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner. Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Faux Leather, Plywood

  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche '16 Chairs'
  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche '16 Chairs'
  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche '16 Chairs'
  • Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche '16 Chairs'
H 30.32 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
Pair of Bent Plywood Tonneau Side Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of all-original bent plywood Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche, l Edition Steiner, 1954. Early years Pierre Guariche was born in 1926, son of a family of Parisian gol...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Set of 6 'Tonneau' chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner, Circa 50
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Renens, CH
A single piece of plywood creates the seat and back of these uncommon chairs, fabric seat, upholstery and legs are made of black enameled iron tubing, to be refinished or reupholster...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Pierre Guariche, Series of 6 Chairs Tonneau with Wooden Feet, France, 1950q
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Pierre Guariche, series of 6 Tonneau chairs with solid beech legs and molded plywood shell, Steiner edition, France, 1950. Signed under the seat of the label Steiner, these chairs ar...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Pierre Guariche Cast Aluminium "Tonneau" Chair, Steiner Meubles, Paris, 1954
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Pierre Guariche cast aluminium "Tonneau" chair dating from the 1950s. With the metal being cast there is a rawness and imperfect finish to the seat that adds wonderful character. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Pierre Guariche, Set of Three "Tonneau" Cast Aluminum Chairs, circa 1950-1959
By Pierre Guariche
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Designer and architect Pierre Guariche was an important voice in the modernist movement of post-war France. Guariche studied under René Gabriel at the École Nationale Supérieure des ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron, Aluminum

Pierre Guariche “Tonneau” Dining Chair for Steiner, France, 1951
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Lijnden, Noord-Holland
Pierre Guariche “Tonneau” dining chair for Steiner, France, 1951 The classic Tonneau chair designed by Pierre Guariche, edited by Steiner. The chair is made of a beautiful plyw...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Set of Three Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Hem, NL
These cast aluminium chairs have a very industrial appearance. They are robust and glamorous at the same time. Available are 3 of these Tonneau chairs designed by Pierre Guariche ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

  • Set of Three Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
  • Set of Three Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
  • Set of Three Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
  • Set of Three Pierre Guariche Tonneau Chairs
H 28.35 in. W 18.12 in. D 17.33 in.
A pair of Pierre Guariche "Tonneau" chairs
Located in Newburgh, NY
Set of four "tonneau" ding chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner.
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20th Century French Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet

Pierre Guariche aluminiun "tonneau" chairs
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Grenoble, FR
Pierre Guariche ( Paris,1926- Bandol,1995 a pair of aluminum chairs Steiner France. Seating cast aluminum shell resting on a black tubular metal base . Pierre Guariche was a...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

  • Pierre Guariche aluminiun "tonneau" chairs
  • Pierre Guariche aluminiun "tonneau" chairs
  • Pierre Guariche aluminiun "tonneau" chairs
  • Pierre Guariche aluminiun "tonneau" chairs
H 27.56 in. W 18.51 in. D 19.69 in.
Set of Six Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche with black enameled metal bases and upholstered molded plywood seats, designed in 1954 and produced by Steiner.
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Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs

  • Set of Six Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Set of Six Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Set of Six Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Set of Six Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
H 29.13 in. W 20.47 in. D 18.5 in.
Guariche Pierre Amsterdam or Tonneau Chair, Steiner, 1954
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Paris, FR
Wood chair, wood base, plywood chair. Natural wood and seat in red fabric. - "Intérieurs", Le mobilier français 1945 - 1945 - 1965, éditions du regard. - "Design 50" Catalogue de...
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Vintage 1950s French Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in POITIERS, FR
Pair of Tonneau chairs by Pierre Guariche for Steiner Editor in 1954. Black laquered metal base and molded plywood seats upholstered with original black faux leather. Great original ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Pair of Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
H 30.32 in. W 20.08 in. D 18.12 in.
Set of 6 1950s Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
By Pierre Guariche
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 Tonneau Chairs in molded plywood, with grey vinyl cushions and black enameled legs. Edition Steiner.
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Vintage 1950s Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

  • Set of 6 1950s Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Set of 6 1950s Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Set of 6 1950s Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
  • Set of 6 1950s Tonneau Chairs by Pierre Guariche
H 29.13 in. W 20.47 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of Leather Pierre Guariche 'Tonneau' Chairs
By Pierre Guariche
Located in West Sussex, GB
A pair of rare vintage "Tonneau" chairs by Pierre Guariche in chestnut brown leather. Measuring approximately 78cm tall, 49cm deep and 51cm at the widest point. Designed in ear...
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

  • Pair of Leather Pierre Guariche 'Tonneau' Chairs
  • Pair of Leather Pierre Guariche 'Tonneau' Chairs
  • Pair of Leather Pierre Guariche 'Tonneau' Chairs
  • Pair of Leather Pierre Guariche 'Tonneau' Chairs
H 30.71 in. W 20.08 in. D 19.3 in.
4 Grey "Tonneau" Chairs by Pierre Guariche Edited by Steiner in 1954
By Steiner, Pierre Guariche
Located in Paris, FR
To fulfill the needs of post-war reconstruction and to edit mass production furniture, the French designer Pierre Guariche (1926-1995) designed the first plywood chair mass produced ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Guariche Tonneau For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal guariche tonneau for your home. A guariche tonneau — often made from metal, wood and plywood — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect guariche tonneau — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right guariche tonneau, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made guariche tonneau over the years, but those crafted by Pierre Guariche, Steiner and Siege Steiner are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Guariche Tonneau?

Prices for a guariche tonneau start at $775 and top out at $18,000 with the average selling for $3,000.

Pierre Guariche Biography and Important Works

The architect Pierre Guariche was one of the leading modern furniture and lighting designers of postwar France. Guariche can, in some ways, be thought of as the French version of Charles Eames: with his lean and angular chairs and slender, sculptural table lamps, he helped introduce a new aesthetic to the country’s interiors — and he was an eager pioneer in the use of new industrial materials and production techniques that emerged in the 1950s.

Guariche studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (the national design academy) under René Gabriel — a designer known for his quality, mass-produced furnishings, who served as a director of the postwar Ministry of Reconstruction. Two years after graduating in 1949, Guariche opened his own design firm, and he was soon creating pieces for numerous companies, including the lighting manufacturer Disderot.

Wood and metal were rationed in the years following the war and Guariche learned to do more with less. His chairs of the early 1950s include several designs with narrow, softly angular wooden frames; others, like the Tonneau chair, feature a single piece of molded plywood set atop metal legs. His lamps of the period are likely his best-known works. They include delicate compositions of slender steel tubes, and more flamboyant pieces such as the Kite lamp, with its curved metal reflector panel.

Always on the lookout for new materials, Guariche spent several years in the mid-1950s operating a firm making furniture in fiberglass and other plastics, along with Joseph André Motte and others. After 1957 — when Guariche was named head of design for the Belgian company Meurop and given a brief to create stylish, up-to-date chairs and cabinets — he began to look to America for ideas.

In the mid-1960s, Guariche produced several lines of deeply upholstered, rounded lounge chairs inspired by the Space Age look, and gave them names like Jupiter, Polaris and Luna. While Guariche always kept pace with his times, throughout his career he showed a consistent talent for producing elegant, eye-catching forms using a minimum of materials.

Find vintage Pierre Guariche furniture today on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.