Maison Jansen Steel and Leather Dining Chairs
Maison Jansen, side chairs, steel, black leather, France, circa 1970
This set of steel and leather chairs is produced by Maison Jansen in the 1970s. The chairs, that are executed in brushed steel with a black leather seat and back are very architectural in their design. The are cleverly constructed by means of two bent symmetrical metal pieces that come together put together and that are connected via a round joint. The seat and back have a line through the middle since this is where the two metal parts come together.
The set of chairs is photographed in combination with a Luigi Saccardo Dining Table, which is part of our collection as well. The table is not included, but if you are interested please ask one of our advisors for information regarding its availability.
Maison Jansen was one of the most prestigious interior decorating companies of the twentieth century. Founded by Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1928), Maison Jansen originally worked with external antique dealers or cabinetmakers. But when their clientele became more demanding and high end, they soon attracted their own skilled craftsmen and furniture makers. In the 1930s they had about 700 employees in their Paris office alone. Their clients ranges from King William III of the Netherlands to Coco Chanel. Maison Jansen's aesthetic style is not easily put into one box. Their design style is daring, experimental and covers many stylistic styles.