The ‘Parador’ Chair

Jacques Dupuis designed the house called ‘Le Parador’ in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre (Brussels). And not just the house, but of course the interior too. Among the furniture he designed was a chair in metal and red imitation leather that was destined for the dining room. This chair is unique because it remained a prototype since his brother preferred another design.

When he was first making sketches for the house, Jacques Dupuis imagined a classic, rather airy Scandinavian interior. This influence is clearly manifested in this prototype chair.

The seat and back of the chair are mounted on a refined bronze frame designed in a subtle scheme of geometric shapes and lines. The small spheres at the extremities of the chair back and the back feet singularly curved towards the outside show the Scandinavian influence.

Prototype chair – for the house Le Parador in Woluwé-Saint-Pierre
Material / technique: 
Red imitation leather and bronze
94 cms high
Type of acquisition: 
Léon Courtin-Marcelle Bouché Fund acquisition
Year of acquisition: 
Depository institution: 
Grand Curtius, Liege