Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

Charlotte Perriand Pair of Rush Lounge Chairs

$8,950per set

About

Pair of chairs designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Manufactured in France. Seemingly simple but very refined design. The rear legs elegantly bent to form the backrest supports. A recess in the backrest supports enables the rush surface to be in line with the wood of the backrest supports. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use. This design is documented in the book "Charlotte Perriand Un Art d'Habiter", pages 334-335.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Depth: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Seat Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Very good vintage condition. We would like to point out that all vintage items have minor imperfections such as little scratches. Mayor imperfections are shown on pictures or mentioned.
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU931421412572

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $900 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Dronten, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

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

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Charlotte Perriand (Designer)

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.


Perriand’s studies at the Ecole de L'Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs left her enthralled by Le Corbusier 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 with its swooping frame and hide upholstery; and the chunky, steel-framed Grand Confort club chair. 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 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 mid-1960s, she adopted an almost rustic look, designing simple chairs with dowel-cut frames and rush seats. Yet everything in Perriand’s oeuvre is beautiful, whether it’s the centerpiece of a décor or an accent. Charlotte Perriand’s work is in every great design collection, public and private. Works on these pages will show you why.

About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Dronten, Netherlands
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1995
1stDibs seller since 2012
625 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Charlotte Perriand Rush Chairs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in New York City, NY
Charlotte Perriand rush dining chairs, France, circa 1950s.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Chairs

Materials

Wood, Rush

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret Charlotte Perriand LC1 Brown Leather Lounge Chair
By Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Located in Miami, FL
Le Corbusier LC1 sling chair in brown leather on chrome frame originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. The leather elements connect with tension ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Rush Chair in the Manner of Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in New York City, NY
Rush chair in the manner of Charlotte Perriand, France, 20th century Two available. Sold individually.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Charlotte Perriand Style Rope Lounge Chair with Pair of Stools
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautifully crafted easy chair in the manner of Charlotte Perriand with a matching pair of foot stools or children's seats. The frame is made of ashwood and the seats and back rests ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ash

Pair Childrens Chairs Midcentury Rush Seats in Manner of Charlotte Perriand
Located in FR
Two midcentury childrens chairs in the manner of Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Rush seats. French Basque Spanish. Sound and solid in good vintage condition with minor signs of use ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rush, Wood

Pair of 'Les Arcs' Chairs Selected by Charlotte Perriand, 1970s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in London, GB
A very nice pair of 'Les Arcs' chairs in tubular steel and cognac leather, France/Italy, 1970s. Les Arcs was a project on which Charlotte Perriand collaborated with some other arc...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Woven Rush Lounge Chair by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
Originally designed by Mel Smilow in 1956 and officially reintroduced by his daughter Judy Smilow in 2013, the Woven Rush Lounge Chair is classically midcentury. This collection’s ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rush, Walnut

Light Brown Charlotte Perriand Chairs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chairs designed by Charlotte Perriand circa 1950, was manufactured in France. The chairs are made with wooden bases and legs with rush seating. This vintage item remains fully functi...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery