l’histoire de la séance moderne/3.
today „fiberglass“ (gfrp: glass-fibre reinforced plastic) is a well known material, from furniture to boatbuilding – and even racecars. but in the fifties it was still very experimental to work with. of course, first things that come to mind are the early 50’s versions of the fiberglass chairs by charles & ray eames. in france you may have seen fabulous chairs by pierre guariche. and here we have a rare early example of a „tabouret“, a tripod stool by jean raymond picard. he also designed the first french chair in fiberglass (in a matching design). both are known to be produced by „seta“, a french interior company of that time.
they would make a very nice entry hall chairs to put your keys and wallet on – but maybe you wouldn’t use it for everyday seating.
stool pair with a red fibreglass shell with visible fibers and a great patina; black metal base of three legs, france, circa 1955
see also https://meublesetlumieres.com/fr/assises/item/rare-tabouret-de-jean-raymond-picard