Francois Carre Green Chairs Designed by Le Corbusier
An iconic rare pair of Francois Carre armchairs, 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 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 a appealing dark green paint and the seats are later, having been done in perforated steel. The painted finish 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.