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Iconic Furniture Disappears — and Returns 18 Years Later

An Unexpected French Comeback

BY // 06.18.16

Parisian visual artist Pierre Charpin turned his focus to furniture and object design in the 1990s, generating fanciful creations such as his 1998 Slice armchair and ottoman. The now iconic pieces were so hard to come by that they vanished almost immediately and have since been displayed only at the Parisian hothouse of design Galerie Kreo.

After more than 18 years, Charpin’s Slice is available to a larger audience, reintroduced through the French furniture company Ligne Roset. Depending on how many “slices” you add, the sculptural and decorative piece can become a chaise longue, tête-à-tête or modular sofa; individual slices can serve as stool seating on their own.

Stocked in wool upholstery with a wood base, the materials and color options make it infinitely customizable, which begs the question: Who can have just one Slice? Samples hit the floor in September, but you can order yours now. Armchair from $2,275; ottoman from $660, to order at Ligne Roset, 1710 Hi Line Dr., 214.749.0064.

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