Les Arcs Chair Selected by Charlotte Perriand
Chair 'les arcs', in steel and cognac leather, France, circa 1970s.
Chair of the famous model 'Les Arcs.' The simplistic design consists of a tubular steel frame with a seating of thick cognac saddle leather. The natura light leather makes a beautiful contrast to the Industrial chrome-plated steel. The front of the leather is nice dark and sleek, while the back is more rough and light. Due age and use there are some traces and spots visible on the leather, what gives these chairs a beautiful patina and vibrant expression.
Les Arcs, a ski resort in the Alps in the southeastern of France, was one of the largest built projects of Charlotte Perriands (1903-1999) career. This chair model was selected for the project, but the designer remains unknown. Quality and harmony were two principles, strengthend by simplicity and force. The resort should be an integrated resort were sports and cultural activities met.