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Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

French, 1903-1999

A pioneer of modernism in France, Charlotte Perriand was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design and architecture. In her long career, Perriand’s aesthetic grammar constantly evolved, moving from the tubular steel furniture of the Machine Age to a lyrical naturalism that is reflected in her enduring designs for chairs, sconces, daybeds and other works.

Perriand’s studies at the Ecole de L'Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs left her enthralled by Charles-Édouard "Le Corbusier" Jeanneret and his vision of a new, rational architecture. In 1924, she joined his studio to design furniture along with Pierre Jeanneret, Corbu’s partner and cousin.

Together, they devised some of the finest examples of early modernist furniture, including two icons of the era: the B306 chaise — later renamed the LC4 —  with its swooping frame and hide upholstery; and the chunky, steel-framed Grand Confort club chair. Both pieces were part of the LC line, which saw the trio of designers carrying out bold experiments with tubular chromed steel, just as architect and Bauhaus faculty member Marcel Breuer had executed with his cantilever Cesca chair around the same time. (Furniture created by Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret was originally produced by Austrian manufacturer Thonet but Italian firm Cassina acquired the production and sales rights to their works in 1964.) 

Collaborative design produced another Perriand triumph: in the early 1950s, she and Jean Prouvé were engaged to produce desks, worktables and bookcases for the University of Paris. The bookcases — slim pine shelves with brightly painted aluminum dividers — are minimalist mid-century masterpieces.

By the end of that decade, Perriand’s aesthetic had changed completely from the earliest days of her career. She produced a series of furniture in ebonized wood: chairs with gentle S-curve legs, front and back; tables with elliptical tops. In the 1960s, Perriand pushed the boundaries of prefab to produce high-quality housing and furnishings at low cost for the French ski resort Les Arcs. She also adopted an almost rustic look at the time, designing simple chairs with dowel-cut frames and rush seats. 

Everything in Perriand’s oeuvre is beautiful, whether it’s the centerpiece of a décor or an accent, and her work is in every great design collection, public and private.

The vintage Charlotte Perriand furniture for sale on 1stDibs includes stools, coffee tables, case pieces, lighting and more.

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Creator: Charlotte Perriand
Pair Modernist Bauhaus Art Deco Basculant LC1 Sling Chairs by Le Corbusier
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous pair of vintage Modernist, Bauhaus, or Art Deco Basculant LC1 Sling Chairs by Le Corbusier. Comprised of chrome plated tubular steel frames, spring seat platforms and back cross straps, black leather arm rest straps, and hair-on cowhide leather upholstery. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are some worn areas in the hair on the seats and normal cracking in the arm straps, but they are intact. The chrome is in good condition. We have replaced a few of the springs. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1950-1970’s. Mooooooove over boring seating… We have an ASTONISHING pair of Basculant LC1 Sling Chairs by Le Corbusier!! They are absolutely stunning and comprised of minimalist chrome plated tubular steel frames, spring seat platform and back cross straps, black leather arm rest straps, and they feature a handsome brown, white, and black multicolored hair-on cowhide leather upholstery. IT. IS. BEAUTIFUL!!! The Le Corbusier Basculant LC1 Sling Chair is the best-known version of the reinterpretation of the British "officers chair"… and now they need to be YOUR chairs. A side note: The owner of our store personally knows that these were purchased pre-owned around 1977, so we know that these chairs were made prior to that date. Probably 1950-1970’s. Thonet was the original manufacturer in the 1930’s and in 1960 Cassina obtained those rights. So even though they are not marked they are most likely Thonet or Cassina. Either way, they are FABULOUS!!! The seats are ergonomic in design with a back angle creating supreme comfort and the clean lines establish a timeless appeal. This pair will blend in beautifully with your other Bauhaus or Art Deco style furnishings or they will make a bold statement on their own. They will be wonderful seating across from the sofa in the living room, as occasional seating in the family room, in your bedroom or dressing area, or facing the fireplace in the study. The captivating combination of the chrome plated tubular steel and the natural cowhide exude warmth and luxury while remaining stylish and functional. These chairs are EXACTLY what the designer ordered!! Le Corbusier was born in 1887 as Charles Edouard Jeanneret and is widely considered the most important Modernist chair designer in France. He began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after seeing a model apartment designed by the architect Charlotte Perriland whom he invited to join his studio. His cousin Pierre Jeanneret also collaborated on many of his designs and Thonet was the first manufacturer of his designs in the 1930’s. Along with Walter Gropius, Mies Van der Rohe, and Theo Van Doesburg, Le Corbusier was considered the father of Modernism. He created a range of chairs that express his ideas with great sophistication. The Le Corbusier Basculant Chair...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Bauhaus Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Charlotte Perriand. n°21 'Chamrousse' armchair. France. 1966
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Charlotte Perriand N°21 'Chamrousse' armchair. Varnished solid ash and straw. Circa 1966; Model designed in 1935.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Ash

LC1 "Le Corbusier" by Cassina n 22066 - 22067 with black frame
By Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Cassina
Located in Carpi, IT
Discover the pinnacle of enduring elegance with this exemplary pair of LC1 chairs by Le Corbusier, produced by the renowned Italian manufacturer Cassina. These chairs are a perfect e...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Four Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of Four Armchairs designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perria...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Le Corbusier Set of 2 Original Leather Armchairs Model, LC1 for Cassina, 1970's
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in The Hague, NL
Set of 2 armchairs designed by Le Corbusier and manufactured for Cassina, famous Italian furniture manufacture in 1970s period. Both chairs are original signed, low number early edi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Chrome, Steel

Charlotte Perriand model 21 armchair Steph Simon France 1950
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand and manufactured by Steph Simon in France in 1950. This armchair model no. 21 is also known as Chamrousse. Perriand's inspiration for thi...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Rush, Ash

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perriand,a real mou...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

LC1 Lounge Chair by Le Corbusier, 1980s
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
The LC1 chair is a genuine classic of modern design, displaying the refined functional aesthetic that is the hallmark of Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand's work. Lightweight and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Chrome

LC3 Armchair by Le Corbusier for Cassina, 1990s
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
Le Corbusier; Pierre Jeanneret; Charlotte Perriand; 1928; LC3; Armchair; France; Italy; Cassina; Bauhaus; Modernism; LC3 single armchair for Cassina. An iconic piece of modernist design, designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, his cousin and colleague Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. The chair is a symbol of timeless elegance and exceptional comfort, with a unique combination of high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Made of high-quality materials by Italian manufacturer Cassina in the 1990s, this LC3 armchair has a chrome-plated steel frame that gives it a sleek and contemporary look. The thick Italian black leather adds a touch of luxury to the design and offers superior durability, while the combination of foam and goose down in the side and seat cushions provides a comfortable seating experience. With its low seat and wide armrests, the LC3 armchair is the perfect place to relax after a long day. The chair's design is both functional and stylish, making it an ideal addition to any modern living space. In excellent condition and signed by its designers, the LC3 armchair is a collector's item that is sure to be treasured for years to come. Whether you are looking to add a touch of sophistication to your home or simply enjoy the ultimate in comfort, the LC3 single armchair by Le Corbusier for...
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1990s Italian Bauhaus Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Chrome

LC3 Armchair by Le Corbusier for Cassina, 1990s
By Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Cassina
Located in Antwerp, BE
Le Corbusier; Pierre Jeanneret; Charlotte Perriand; 1928; LC3; Armchair; France; Italy; Cassina; Bauhaus; Modernism; LC3 single armchair for Cassina. An iconic piece of modernist design, designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, his cousin and colleague Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. The chair is a symbol of timeless elegance and exceptional comfort, with a unique combination of high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Made of high-quality materials by Italian manufacturer Cassina in the 1990s, this LC3 armchair has a chrome-plated steel frame that gives it a sleek and contemporary look. The thick Italian white leather adds a touch of luxury to the design and offers superior durability, while the combination of foam and goose down in the side and seat cushions provides a comfortable seating experience. With its low seat and wide armrests, the LC3 armchair is the perfect place to relax after a long day. The chair's design is both functional and stylish, making it an ideal addition to any modern living space. In excellent condition and signed by its designers, the LC3 armchair is a collector's item that is sure to be treasured for years to come. Whether you are looking to add a touch of sophistication to your home or simply enjoy the ultimate in comfort, the LC3 single armchair by Le Corbusier for...
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1990s Italian Bauhaus Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Chrome

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Italian Modern LC4 chaise lounge, Le Corbusier Jeanneret Perriand, Cassina 1970s
By Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern black leather and metal LC4 chaise longue by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand for Cassina, 1970s. LC4 armchair or chaise longue, with black metal structure to sup...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Metal, Steel

Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand indochine armchair Manufactured by Cassina in Italy This swivel armchair is a re-working of the LC7, whose frame was in tubul...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Wood

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Outdoor Chair for Cassina, Italy, new
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Berlin, DE
The price given applies to the piece as shown in the first picture. Prices vary dependent on the color and material of the chair. Outdoor LC7 chair designed by Charlotte Perriand i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Steel

Set of Four Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret Charlotte Perriand LC1 Black Leather
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand LC1 black leather lounge chair. chromed steel. By unknown manufacturer. Manufactured on the late 20t...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Metal

Set of Two Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perriand, a real...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Set of Two Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perriand, a real...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Set of Two Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perriand, a real mo...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair Manufactured by Cassina in Italy This swivel armchair is a re-working of the LC7, whose frame was in tubul...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Wood

Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair Manufactured by Cassina in Italy This swivel armchair is a re-working of the LC7, whose frame was in tubul...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Le Corbusier LC1 'Basculant' amchairs
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Pair of LC1 'Basculant' armchairs by Le Corbusier (1887-1965) in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Made of chromed pipe and upholstered ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Chrome

Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair for Cassina, Italy, new
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Berlin, DE
Prices vary dependent on the chosen material of the chair. The base is available in walnut or in black stained ash. The seat is available in fabric or leather. Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair for Cassina, Italy - new
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Berlin, DE
Prices vary dependent on the color and material. The price given applies to the chair as shown in the first picture. Charlotte Perriand 533 Doro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Ch...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair Manufactured by Cassina in Italy This swivel armchair is a re-working of the LC7, whose frame was in tubular ...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Fur, Wood

Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fur

Set of Two Charlotte Perriand 533 Doron Hotel Armchair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1947. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perriand, a real...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

Modernist LC2 Easy Chair by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Armchair LC2 Petit Modèle with polished chrome frame and separate very deep blue leather cushions, LCX leather, the more exclusive version. The LC2 was desi...
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Early 20th Century French Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Chrome

2 Armchairs 512 "Ombra" model, designed by Charlotte Perriand
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Between genius and elegance, the 512 Ombra armchair from the Cassina collection, designed by the designer Charlotte Perriand in 1953, is iconic for its essential and linear design. T...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of LC1 Armchairs by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Italy, 1970s
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina
Located in SAN PIETRO MOSEZZO, NO
Pair of LC1 chairs by Le Corbusier for Cassina, 1970s. Like all the furniture in the "Cassina I Maestri" Collection, the set is indelibly imprinted with the progressive number, whic...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand Armchairs

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Steel

Charlotte Perriand armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Charlotte Perriand armchairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of animal skin and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charlotte Perriand armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 14 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 19 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original armchairs by Charlotte Perriand were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola, and Carlo De Carli.
Questions About Charlotte Perriand Armchairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Charlotte Perriand, say "Shar-LOAT PAIR-ee-uh." Her surname is French, and in that language "and" represents a sound somewhere between "uh" and "ah," rather than rhyming with land and sand and it does in English. You'll find a collection of Charlotte Perriand furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Charlotte Perriand worked in the studio of the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. She frequently collaborated with fellow designer Pierre Jeanneret. Together, they created two legendary modern furniture designs: the B306 chaise and the Grand Confort club chair. Shop a range of Charlotte Perriand furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Charlotte Perriand is known for being a pioneer of modernism in France. She was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design and architecture. In her long career, Perriand’s aesthetic grammar constantly evolved, moving from the tubular steel furniture of the Machine Age to a lyrical naturalism that is reflected in her enduring designs for chairs, sconces, daybeds and other works. Explore a diverse assortment of Charlotte Perriand furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Charlotte Perriand was part of the modern design movement. Many people consider her to be a pioneer of modernism in France and one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design and architecture. In her long career, Perriand's aesthetic grammar constantly evolved, moving from the tubular steel furniture of the Machine Age to a lyrical naturalism that is reflected in her enduring designs for chairs, sconces, daybeds and other works. Find a selection of Charlotte Perriand furniture on 1stDibs.

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