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Rare Pair of Brass Chairs Signed by Alain Delon for Jean Charles, 1970s

US$5,195.88per set


French actor and designer Alain Delon extravagant tastes are evident in this pair of French midcentury chairs. Edited by Jean Charles in the mid-1970s, they are definitely a rare find. Cool brass is fashioned into an inventive, geometric design that towers high above the newly upholstered, textured green cotton seats by Nobilis, reference Tempo. The bright brass and rich fabric complement each other to look both neutral for most contemporary designs yet sophisticated. The high-quality materials and craftsmanship are immediately evident. For those looking for a few pieces to set their design apart, this pair of very rare chairs from the midcentury will lend a touch of timeless vintage to your space.


  • Creator
    Jean Charles (Cabinetmaker),Alain Delon (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 53.15 in. (135 cm)Width: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Depth: 16.93 in. (43 cm)Seat Height: 20.48 in. (52 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3020318499682

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    Ships From: Franconville, France
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About the Designer

Alain Delon

His smoldering gaze, chiseled features and roles in such films as The Leopard and Le Samourai won actor Alain Delon international fame in the 1960s. His name and face became emblematic of a certain type of cool French sophistication, and in the 1970s, many fans may be surprised to learn, Delon brought his sense of style to bear on the world of furniture design, when he created a series of pieces for the venerable Paris decorating firm Maison Jansen. Delon’s designs run the gamut of forms, from cabinets and consoles to side tables and armchairs, and a few pieces — notably, his backgammon tables — nod to chic and languorous leisure interests. The detailing and materials of many of his designs point to Art Deco inspirations: scalloped and fluted edges, lacquer finishes and brass trim. Other, more angular pieces, like his backgammon tables, suggest a modern take on chinoiserie. Whatever form they take, as you will see on these pages, all of Alain Delon’s designs have an elegance and glamor that would make them the centerpiece of a sleek, simple decor.
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