Le Corbusier Siege Tournant 1928
Miniature Siège Tournant, Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier, 1928
Siège Tournant/ Le Corbusier/Jeannert/Perriand, 1928
Material Nickel-plated tubular steel, leather cushions, scale 1:6, 85 x 124 x 99 mm 5" x 4" x 3 1/4"
DesignReasons sells the Le Corbusier Siege Tournant Chair. Le Corbusier classified seating furniture into four groups upon the basis of its primary function: relaxation, comfort, conversation or work/eating. Consequently, the Siège Tournant is utilized not only in the office, but also at the dining table. This upholstered swivel chair made of tubular steel was first introduced in 1928 as part of an interior by Charlotte Perriand, who represented Le Corbusier’s office at the »Salon des Artistes Décorateurs«.
The basic form of the Siège Tournant recalls a bentwood model of the Thonet company that was often used by Le Corbusier for the furnishing of his own architectural interiors. However, in the case of this chair, the legs, seat and backrest are visually distinguished as three separate structural elements, and their connecting points are reduced to a minimum. The sole difference between the Siège Tournant and a stool created at the same time is the combination arm- and backrest, which is formed out of a piece of bent steel tubing, enveloped in leather upholstery and mounted on the seat surface.