François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne
Grains de Café Chair, 1965
Steel, brass, leather
32.28 H x 15.35 x 15.35 inches
82 H x 39 x 39 cm
Marked CL 84
In 1965, Claude Lalanne designed her “Grains de Café” side chairs for the office of Olivier de la Baume, Director of Maison du Café, a French coffee company. The chairs accompanied a writing desk and an articulated conference table designed for the same commission by husband François-Xavier Lalanne.
These chairs were produced in 1984 for another commission and were originally part of a set of 12.
Private commission, 1984
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Schotter, Bernard, et al. Mobilier National: 1964–2004. Paris, Édition de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2004, p. 86. Print.