Pierre Vandel Dining Chairs
Pierre Vandel Dining Chairs
Pierre Vandel Dining Chairs
Pierre Vandel Dining Chairs
Pierre Vandel Dining Chairs

Pierre Vandel Dining Chairs

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Vintage set of newly upholstered chairs with metal details. 2 captain's chairs: 22 x 19 x 34"H; 4 side chairs: 17 x 18 x 34"H. Chairs are a walnut stained maple, with dark olive green faux leather naugahyde. Furniture designer Pierre Vandel was born in 1939 in Roubaix, on the outskirts of Lille in France. He is best known for his angular tables, which exude the glamorous yet minimalist aesthetic that heavily dominated French furniture and lighting design in the 1970s. Vandel pursued a vocational qualification in industrial assembly and design, before joining a research team at the prestigious engineering and research schools Ponts et Chaussées and Arts et Métiers in Paris. Interested in innovative technology and various types of product development, Vandel experimented with a vertical aquarium and hi-fi systems, before dedicating himself to the well-established fields of table, chair, and lighting design. In 1969, the company Marais International placed an order to distribute 5,000 units of the relatively unknown designer’s work. It was however, his meeting and subsequent friendship with the iconic fashion designer Pierre Cardin (b. 1922) that proved to be the real turning point in Vandel’s design career, launching him into international success. Cardin supported Vandel’s efforts by encouraging him to create his own brand, Pierre Vandel – Paris, and then spread the word to the rich and famous, who purchased Vandel’s designs.  Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)