Restoring Charlotte Perriand chairs: before and after


Selected by Charlotte Perriand for the French ski resort Les Arcs in 1970, these chairs are adorable.

Before restoration, the old leather was stained, dried-out, and cracked in places. After a faithful restoration they’re ready to impart Perriand’s fun to a whole new generation.

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Charlotte Perriand "Les Arcs" chair - before and after - detail

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair – before and after – detail

Charlotte Perriand "Les Arcs" chair in natural leather and chrome - before and after

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair in natural leather and chrome – before and after

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair in natural leather – detail

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair in natural leather – detail