Adrien Audoux & Frida Minet Set of Ten Dining Chairs in Braided Hemp
Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet for Vibo, set of ten armchairs, beech, rope hemp, France, late 1940s
Set of ten naturalistic dining chairs designed by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet. The seats are made of woven hemp from the abaca plant which is close to the species of the banana plant. This natural style is typical for the French design of Audoux-Minet and Vibo that established itself in Marseille. The backrest has an archetypal appearance and is made from four slats of wood for support. The blonde beech wood provides a modest, balanced background to the rough abaca of the seat.
Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet are a French designer couple. They mainly designed pieces during the 1940s and 1950s and their general ethos was to create furniture made of accessible materials. Therefore, in their designs, they often opted for different kinds of woods and natural ropes. With their furniture, they wanted to go against the wealthy character of design and make pieces that are more homespun and have a rustic feel.
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