Three common mistakes. (Or should we say cases of wishful thinking?)
✏︎ 2nd image - ‘Les Arches chair’
At auction this chair is often attributed to Charlotte Perriand. Okey, Perriand did use this chair at the ski resort Les Arcs in Savoie. But the chair was mass produced by Italian manufacturer DalVera and Perriand had nothing to do with its design!
✏︎ 3rd image - ‘Chair T60’
This chair is often falsely attributed to Jean Prouvé, but is made by Swedish company Odelberg & Olson. The designer is not known, but the patent on the beautiful industrial foot gives us the name engineer C.E.E. Lundquist. And of course, Prouvé had nothing to do with this chair.
✏︎ 4th image - ‘5891 Pretzel chair’
As with most of the classic furniture said to be designed by George Nelson, the Pretzel chair was not designed by him personally. The beautiful chair was in fact designed by John Pile. Pile, an associate at Nelson’s office, designed the chair in 1952 but due to high production cost it was only produced for a short period of time in the late 50’s. Nelson was without doubt a great architect, with a great ability to pick only the best co-workers. But he did not design the Pretzel! (nor the Marshmallow sofa, nor the Coconut chair, nor...)
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