Eye On Design: Charlotte Perriand’s Revolving Armchair Circa 1928

revolving armchair photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

In this design, partly inspired by an office swivel chair, Charlotte Perriand softened the rigidity of the tubular, chrome-plated frame with a stuff cushion resting on coil springs. Because the frame and the upholstery required considerable handwork, the chair was relatively expensive and manufactured in limited numbers. Perriand used such chairs in her own Paris apartment.

revolving armchair installation view photo by gail worley
Installation View, Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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