C-Chair Dining Chair - French Cane


Why We Love It

One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair Dining Chair, was designed in 1947. The chair represents not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s designs but also the social conscience he strongly demonstrated through the post-war years in France. The C-Chair was originally created out of necessity to fit into the new sizes of homes built at the end of World War II, where Gascoin made up for the lack of space by creating simple, functional furniture. Cleverly designed with great attention to details, the C-Chair possesses an elegant shape yet sturdy construction rooted in a simple, minimal and strong design language.

  • Characterised by voluminous and vigorous legs juxtaposed by an inviting seat in lighter material like cane, straw or fabric, the quality of the C-Chair reveals itself through modern lines, sobriety and high-quality wooden workmanship.
  • Marcel Gascoin designed the C-Chair in 1947 as a response to the challenge with large families in small apartments in france after World War II.
  • The compact design and the slender footprint is a classic example of Gascoin’s purpose of combining functionality with aesthetics.
  • An ideal and elegant solution making room for many people around the dinner table.
  • The C-Chair is crafted from robust and long-lasting wood, aesthetically refined with details of veneer, French cane or hand-woven paper cord.
  • Solid wood frame in American walnut (oiled), oak (oiled) or black stained oak (matte lacquered, gloss 10-15).
  • Seat and back in French cane, paper cord or matching wood veneer.
  • Made to last, however parts can be separated and sorted for recycling.
  • Oak is FSC Certified (mix 70% oak), and all wood meets EUTR regulations promoting sustainable and responsible forest management.
  • Constructed with all natural materials and formaldehyde-free glue.
  • Plastic and felt glides included as standard.
  • If out of stock, item typically ships in 14 weeks – contact us for details.



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