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French Upholstered Lounge Chairs with Footstools, France, 1960s

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The post-war period in France saw a wide array of inventive and creative contributions to the history of design. What made this particular period so prolific and influential is that French designers’ creations were woven into the fabric of French identity. These designers and ‘ensembliers’ were skilled at bringing together the many artisanal trades for which France has long been famous, thus communicating a broad picture of French skill and style. As these lounge chairs and footstools show, they put their rigour – but also their imagination – at the service of furniture. While the 1960s saw the emergence of colourful styles and eras such as pop art and the mobi boom, these lounge chairs preserve the understated elegance of the mid-century modern movement. Aside from some floral wallpaper and curtains, the colours of the 1960s were rather subdued and earthy colours were the most common. French furniture and interior designers of the mid-century are known as masters of elegantly organic forms. As such, these chairs are characterized by clean lines and a free spirit. With their fully upholstered bodies supported by metal structures, the design is focused on sinuous curves, especially on the contoured arms. The unexpected curves in combination with the velour upholstery of the chairs and footstools are very effective in creating a stylish, elegant look. The deep stitches accentuate the shapes and forms. The most unusual element however, are the splayed black lacquered legs with brass caps. Their thin, straight lines are perfect to counter the volume of the bodies, while the materials accentuate each other in perfect harmony. Though many mid-century French designers may not have the name recognition as some of their Scandinavian counterparts, they were integral to developing a modern aesthetic in Europe. The appreciation for their contribution is still growing today making outstanding pieces like these lounge chairs and footstools highly sought after. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs and footstools have been reupholstered recently in a premium velour fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information. Dimensions: Chairs: 32.67 in W x 35.43 in D x 33.26 in H; Seat height 16.14 in; Arm height 21.65 in 83 cm W x 90 cm D x 84.5 cm H; Seat height 41 cm; Arm height 55 cm Footstools: 20.07 in W x 15.35 in D x 13.38 in H 51 cm W x 39 cm D x 34 cm H Shipping: This set of lounge chairs and footstools will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 33.27 in (84.5 cm)Width: 32.68 in (83 cm)Depth: 35.44 in (90 cm)Seat Height: 16.15 in (41 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 4
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs and footstools have been reupholstered recently in a premium velour fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.
  • Seller Location:
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 202316221stDibs: LU2947334109062
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