Lounge Chair B306 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Periand

Lounge Chair B306 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte
Lounge Chair B306 by Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret), his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand

Estimate Euro 50,000 – 70,000 ($70,367 – $98,514)
Price Realized Euro 121,000 ($171,807)

Sale 1000, Les Collections du Chateau de Gourdon, 29 – 31 March 2011, Paris, France

An adjustable ‘B306’ chaise longue, with chromed tubular steel frame and black-painted pressed and folded steel platform, by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, with woven-wool textile seat covering, produced by Thonet Frères, Paris, 1930.

Illustrating Le Corbusier’s conviction that furnishings should be ‘machines for living’, the chaise was one of several influential designs conceived 1928-1929 by Le Corbusier, his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. The present example is an early version, dating to around early 1930 when the design was first retailed, as evidenced by the raised rear support legs which conform to the April 1929 patent drawings accepted by Thonet. Shortly after serial manufacture commenced, the rear legs were reduced in height to correspond to those at the front. An apparently identical example, also with raised rear legs and hand-woven textile covering, is in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany. An example of the revised design, with all legs of equal height, was presented by Charlotte Perriand at the UAM exhibition of July 1930.

via Christie’s.

Three-legged chair by Charlotte Perriand

Three-legged chair by Charlotte Perriand
Upcoming: Three-legged chair by Charlotte Perriand

Three-legged chair, c. 1947

Oak. 67.5 cm. (26 1/2 in.) high Produced by L’Equipement de la Maison, Grenoble, France.

ESTIMATE £16,000-24,000

PROVENANCE Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

via Phillips de Pury & Company.

Sourcing a Bar Stool? Use ShopAD for Inspiration

ShopAD is an excellent place to hang out for chair sourcing and inspiration from both AD (i.e. Architectural Digest) and the creators of 1STDIBS resources. For instance if you are looking for a Bar Stool you might like the one by Charlotte Perriand you can find there.

Stool by Charlotte Perriand

Apparently DesignShrine has a page linking to Ebay where you can have a quick look what is available at Ebay. I sort of envy her for having such page as it seems a good service for your readership.

On that page I found this stool attributed to Charlotte Perriand.

LC2 and LC3 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand

LC2 and LC3 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand

Le Corbusier LC2 Armchair + LC2 Loveseat + LC2 3-Seater for Euro 2899.00 in stead of Euro 4497.00.

Chromium plating steel-tubular frame Foam material cushions
down padded with black leather cover.
Delivery time approx. 3 – 6 weeks

Via Bauhaus Stars [discontinued, but I wanted some LC2 and LC3 photos…what can you do]

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on November 26, 2011 at 11:47 PM