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104
François Arnal
FORMULE 1 LOUNGE CHAIR, DESIGNED IN 1971
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
104
François Arnal
FORMULE 1 LOUNGE CHAIR, DESIGNED IN 1971
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Design

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Paris

François Arnal
FORMULE 1 LOUNGE CHAIR, DESIGNED IN 1971
chromium plated metal, original vinyl upholstery
Manufactured by Atelier A
65 x 183 x 65 cm ; 25 1/2 x 72 x 25 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Private collection, Paris

Literature

Pascal Renous, "Portraits de Décorateurs", Revue de l'Ameublement, November 1971, p. 32
Françoise Jollant Kneebone and Chloé Braunstein, Atelier A, Rencontre de l'art et de l'objet, Paris, 2003, pp. 36-37, 50-51, 122 and 181
Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les Décorateurs des années 60-70, Paris, 2007, p. 74

Catalogue Note

In 1969, François Arnal, Serge Benbouche and Olivier Boissière founded Atelier A.
Their act of faith: the necessary insertion of art in consumer society.
Arnal, Arman, Adzak, Cesar, Annette Messager and Jean-Michel Sanejouand are invited to create furniture and objects between Design and Art.
These creations will notably appeal the decorator Henri Samuel.
The adventure of Atelier A is emblematic of its time, with a very small production, it is not surprising that it did not go as planned ; it will end in 1975.

Less than 10 copies of the Formule 1 lounge chair were produced.

Design

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Paris