Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” Midcentury Leather Dining Chairs, 1960s, Set of 6

Set of first edition brown leather and black lacquered metal “Les Arcs” dining chairs designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1963.
This set is a rare version with a variation of the sling design.
The leather seats are more minimal than the later examples, with more petite snaps/attachments sewn into the seat to connect the leather to the frame—all original condition.
The simplistic design consists of a tubular steel frame with seating of thick cognac saddle leather. The natural light leather makes a beautiful contrast to the Industrial black lacquered steel.
Due to age and use, some traces and spots are visible on the leather, which gives these chairs a beautiful patina and vibrant expression. Les Arcs, a ski resort in the Alps in southeastern France, was one of the most significant built projects of Charlotte Perriands’s (1903-1999) career.
Charlotte Perriand selected this chair model for the project, but the designer remains unknown.
Quality and harmony were two principles; strength ended by simplicity and force. The resort should be an integrated resort where sports and cultural activities are met.

Additional information



Design Period

1960 to 1969

Country of Manufacture


Detailed Condition

Very Good — This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use


Leather, Iron


Brown, Black


H 34.65 in. x W 19.69 in. x D 18.51 in.
H 88 cm x W 50 cm x D 47 cm

Seat Height:
17.72 in. (45 cm)

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