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French Teak Armchair, France, 1950s

$4,900

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This mid-century French armchair combines a visually stunning structural body with expert caning technique and high-quality materials. As with 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 armchair. This model is all about the gorgeous teak structure and the cane panels. Pure, sleek forms, free from artifice or decoration characterize the aesthetic; a style that is commonly referred to as reconstructivism. A reconstructivist design builds upon prior, deconstructionist models and techniques, but adapts them to Classic themes and structures, with the goal of creating works of genuine emotion and significance. This armchair in particular recalls the chairs of Swiss architect, Pierre Jeanneret’s designs for Chandigarh in India.  The body features octagonal mesh cane webbing, which is an elegant material that enhances quality and complements the teak wood. Cane webbing is strong enough to support the weight of a sitting person and flexible enough to bend around the sharp corners of wooden frames. Production of cane webbing requires a lot of labour, attention and craftsmanship and every production step involves repetitive careful hand selection. The cane panels are original and in great condition, testifying to the outstanding quality of this armchair and the skill of its maker. ~H. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Original cane panels. The wood has beautiful patina. Dimensions: 25.59 in W x 32.87 in D x 31.1 in H, seat height 11.41 in 65 cm W x 83.5 cm D x 79 cm H, seat height 29 cm. Shipping: This armchair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.11 in. (79 cm)Width: 25.6 in. (65 cm)Depth: 32.88 in. (83.5 cm)Seat Height: 11.42 in. (29 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Original cane panels. The wood has beautiful patina.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 202004921stDibs: LU2947322794412

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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