Not long ago, I saw this pair of chairs at the Galerie Chastel-Maréchal on the rue Bonaparte in Paris. What a delight!
Designed by architect, interior designer and modernist grand-daddy Jacques Adnet around 1955, these tubular metal chairs are wrapped and impeccably stitched together in black saddle leather … simple, luxurious, functional … in other words quintessentially Adnet. And I completely dig the belt-like fasteners in the back that add a pinch of playfulness to save the chairs from being too rigid and office-like. Unfortunately, I was shopping for something Deco for a stunning home office so alas, I had to let them go. But like a true love, I’ve never forgotten them.
Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris
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