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Mid-Century Pine Les Arcs Stools by Charlotte Perriand, France, c. 1960

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Mid-century pine Les Arcs stools by Charlotte Perriand, France, c. 1960s. The Les Arcs stool derives its name from the eponymous ski resort in Savoie - a historic commission for celebrated architect and designer Charlotte Perriand. Its simple yet sleek design consists of a functionalist U-shaped frame, single crossbar, slatted seat, and solid pine construction. Highly collectible, these Les Arcs stools have been refinished in a black paint and are a signature example of Perriand's post-war design sensibilities. Two stools available; sold individually.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Condition
    Refinished. There are light scratches and wear consistent with the age and long-term use of the stools. These have been repainted in a coat of black paint.
  • Seller Location
    New York City, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FRN08171stDibs: LU916525813912

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About the Designer

Charlotte Perriand

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.
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