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.