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Indochine Swivel Armchair

designed by Charlotte Perriand
for Cassina

This swivel armchair is a re-working of the LC7, whose frame was in tubular metal, and was the work of Charlotte Perriand in 1927. It was later exhibited along with other furniture that Perriand co-designed with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for the 1929 Salon d’Automne in Paris. 

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The original design was executed in Vietnam in 1943, using the materials and crafts techniques available during that war-time period. The first model had three legs, with a fourth added later. This piece reflects the designer’s flexible and resourceful approach: she often adapted her designs according to the availability of materials and where production was to take place. Cassina has re-issued Indochine in the full respect of the original design, interpreting it, and incorporating a solid wood base that highlights the excellence of the company craftsmen’s wood-working skills.

Dimensions

610 W x 560 D x 730 H (mm)

Lead Time

12 - 14 Weeks

Construction

Solid wood base, fabric, leather.

Charlotte Perriand

About the Designer

Charlotte Perriand was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society.When Perriand was just twenty-four years old, she began a decade-long collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.Her presence in the Le Corbusier studio is visible in all the f...

Cassina

About the Brand

Cassina, founded in 1927 in the northern Italian region of Brianza, has been a preeminent design leader and manufacturer of original contemporary furniture. During the mid-50’s Cassina engaged the talents of architects such as Gio Ponti, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini and Vico Magistretti for design collaboration. Modern classics include the Cassina I ...

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