Francois Carre Armchairs Designed by Le Corbusier
Superb and very unusual form of this iconic design of Francois Carre chairs. Larger scroll arms & seat than others and double pad cast feet as opposed to the more common single flat wrought iron pad. Later pressed steel seats but still stylish and comfortable.
This design of chair was commissioned by Le Corbusier from Francois Carre for Carlos (Charles) de Beistegui when Le Corbusier designed and built his Penthouse Apartment on the Champs-Elysées in Paris between 1929 & 1931. They are constructed of round iron sections and sprung steel with the seat originally having the classic pinwheel in the centre. This particular pair were previously owned by Albert Murphy of Murphy & Son, Brewing Laboratories, we purchased them from current chairman Dr Andrew Carmichael.
This pair of chairs are in old white paint that has a bit of age to it and as such has marks, scratches and a few chips as is to be expected. The original sprung steel seats were very prone to rusting and breaking at the edges.
There are several photo’s of the original armchairs in their set locations in the Corbusier designed Beistegui apartment.