Charlotte Perriand, born in Paris in 1903, is deemed one of the most important furniture designers of the mid 20th century. At the age of 24, she produced a number of critically acclaimed pieces of furniture constructed from anodized aluminium and chromium-plated steel that drew the attention of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. She began a working relationship with them which lasted until 1937. They worked together to create buildings where the line between interior furnishings and the exterior form didn’t exist.
In the 1960’s Charlotte Perriand was contracted to design and develop the French ski resort ‘Les Arcs’, emphasizing practical use of small spaces and open living plans. These tubular steel and leather chairs were designed for the project and became know as Les Arc chairs.