Andre Vandenbeuck Arco lounge chairs Arflex Italy 1955





Very rare pair of ‘Arco’ lounge chairs designed by Andre Vandenbeuck and manufactured by Arflex, Italy 1955. These elegant and stylish shaped chairs have a black painted tubular metal frame and have been reupholstered in a very nice grey bouclé which matches perfectly with the period these chairs were designed in. The chairs are very typical for the second half of the 1950s where designers as Marco Zanuso and Erberto Carboni were also designing for Arflex and giving the brand an amazing boost in their populatiry. These chairs were for some reason less popular and that makes them very hard to find and more interesting nowadays for a mid-century design lover or collector. The elegantly shaped metal frames are complimenting the organic back rest which provides comfort and body to the design. Creating a less minimal but more substantial appearance. The original black painted frames have a nice patina with minor paint losses, but it matches the chairs age and character. The seats and backrests are newly upholstered with new foam and look fantastic again. The chairs look fantastic in a pair, and they are sold and price in a set of 2 only.


Published in Rivista dell’arredamento, documentation available on request.


After training as a carpenter and interior designer, André Vaundenbeuck worked from 1962 to 1989 as a planner and designer for Mobilier International and Mobilier d’aujourd’hui Lille. From 1964 to 1989, he showed models at renowned exhibitions at home and abroad: seven salons des artistes décorateurs in Paris, Triennale Milano (French pavilion), Eurodomus, special exhibition in the Palais du Premier Minister Avenue Matignon, solo exhibition at the Institut d’art decoratif Lille. His models Unica armchair and Unica chaise longue are in the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris.  From 1965 to 1999 André Vandenbeuck designed seating exclusively for Strässle. Various international exhibitions, awards and diplomas as well as teaching at the Ecole des Beaux Arts Tourcoing and the Institut de design et d’architecture I.D.E.A. Paris testify to the importance of André Vandenbeck in the contemporary design scene.


Like all our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam, and materials for all our items. With the reupholstery we will always keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.

Designer: Andre Vandenbeuck
Type: Arco chairs
Manufacturer: Arflex
Year: 1960
Country: Italy
Materials: Metal, upholstery
Condition: Very good, newly upholstered
Height: 66/39 cm
Width: 76 cm
Depth: 70 cm
Item nr: AF21JUL31

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1250

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Reupholstery estimate; 750 Euro

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