Modern Design /07 October 2008

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Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier

Basculant chairs, pair
Thonet
France / Austria, 1929 / c. 1935
chrome-plated tubular steel, leather, steel
26½ w × 27 d × 26 h in (67 × 69 × 66 cm)

These early examples have screw connections, widened leather arm slings and two metal bars that extend inward to prevent the back rest from fully rotating.

literature: Le Corbusier, Designer: Furniture, 1929, DeFusco, ppg. 41, 58-61 Le Corbusier/ Pierre Jeanneret: Oeuvre Complete de 1929-1934, Le Corbusier, pg. 44

estimate: $10,000–15,000

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