Armchair with hardwood frame covered with expanded foam. Not removable upholstery velvet.
The sofa was used for the interiors of the set of Marcel L'Herbier’s film "L'inhumaine" in 1923 by Alberto Cavalcanti, and for that of the film "Le Vertige" in 1925. It became one of the objects characterizing the Maison de Verre’s interior, designed to be the home and office of Dr. Dulsace in Paris from 1928 to 1932. The structure was originally covered in velvet and stuffings were covered in leather or tapestries; this couch represents the modern version of the French 19th century "canapé à confident", since, with its round sides, it invites the two sitting persons to converse looking directly at one another. The armchair was used for the small blue room of the Maison de Verre.