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Le Corbusier Sofas

French, Swiss, 1887-1965

Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, best known by his adopted name Le Corbusier, was a highly influential architect, designer, painter, urban planner and writer whose career spanned almost five decades.

A pioneer of progress-minded modern architecture, Le Corbusier sought to impose a rational order on the chaos of the world through design. He rejected the excessive architectural ornament and developed a style that became known as brutalism, creating buildings with elemental geometric forms that were made of industrial materials such as steel and reinforced concrete. Le Corbusier believed that pure, well-designed spaces could offer a lesson in how little is needed to achieve happiness. To convey this notion, the architect prioritized modern, open interiors and emphasized light, rational designs. His architecture and interiors share a clear sense of space and structural order, underlining the beauty in harmony, proportion and simplicity.

Le Corbusier’s furniture espouses these same ideals. His designs are spare, minimal and efficient but at the same time offer supreme comfort. Collaborating with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and trailblazing designer Charlotte Perriand, he devised such iconic pieces as the LC2 Petit Confort armchair and the LC4 chaise longue. Each couples a tubular chrome frame with soft, supple leather upholstery, lending an organic warmth to an industrially made design. In his furniture, Le Corbusier broke new ground in ergonomics. The shape of the LC4 chaise is taken directly from the human form; the classic cowhide upholstery makes the sitter feel weightless; and the piece features an adjustable positioning mechanism to promote total relaxation.

Such planning and intelligence were the hallmarks of Le Corbusier’s career. Whether in his designs for private residences such as the Villa Savoye near Paris, apartment towers like the Unité D'habitation in Marseilles, or in his furniture, he worked toward a style of living that was expansive and flexible. The strength and simplicity of line of Le Corbusier’s sofas and other seating pieces give them a sculptural presence in any décor, yet they are sublimely restful. And as you will see on 1stDibs, Le Corbusier’s furniture reflects a worldly taste: it is at once refined, cosmopolitan and chic.

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Creator: Le Corbusier
Pair of Le Corbusier LC2 3-Seater Sofa by Cassina in Natural Leather
By Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dronten, NL
The 'LC2 - Petite Modèle' is the pinnacle in living grand; grand in style and grand in comfort. Le Corbusier LC2 sofa's in the original butter soft natural leather are impossible t...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Early Production Leather 'LC3' Two-Seat Sofa by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Signed
By Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
If you want the most comfortable and cushioned sofa to sink your heinie into, this Le Corbusier for Cassina (signed) LC3 is the sofa for you (and of course, your heinie). Large and i...
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1980s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Le Corbusier Sofas

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Chrome

Early Year LC2 Black Leather Three-Seat Sofa by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Signed
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina 'LC2' three-seat sofa (authentic signed and earlier year production example with low number production number stamped on the fram...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Le Corbusier Sofas

Materials

Steel

Early Year LC2 Cream Leather Three-Seat Sofa by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Signed
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina 'LC2' three-seat sofa (authentic signed and earlier year production example with earlier embossed signature style and early AI di...
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1980s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Le Corbusier Sofas

Materials

Steel

Le Corbusier Lc2/3-Seater Sofa with Black Leather and Steel Frame
By Le Corbusier
Located in Herlev, 84
Le Corbusier LC2/3-seater sofa in black leather and steel frame, which appears in a slightly patinated condition without holes in the leather and without rust on the frame. All sofas...
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1950s Danish Other Vintage Le Corbusier Sofas

Materials

Leather

Le Corbusier, Jeanneret en Perriand LC3 Sofa in Brown Leather for Cassina
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Tilburg, NL
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret en Charlotte Perriand LC3 Sofa in Brown Leather for Cassina. Italy, 2009. This stylish and comfortable sofa is a real design classic. Designed in 1928...
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Early 2000s Italian Bauhaus Le Corbusier Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Rare Advocate Sofa by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret ‘‘PJ-SI-42-B’’
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Soho, London, GB
Rare sofa in teak and faux dark brown leather from the High Court of Chandigarh (Sector 1, Capitol Complex) designed by Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier. This model has a slightly ...
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1950s Indian Vintage Le Corbusier Sofas

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

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Le Corbusier sofas for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Le Corbusier sofas are available for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Le Corbusier sofas there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original sofas by Le Corbusier were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani and Minotti. Prices for Le Corbusier sofas can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,497 and tops out at $138,761, while pieces like these can sell for $7,840 on average.
Questions About Le Corbusier Sofas
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate a real Corbusier, you can check for the serial number, usually behind the backrest or on the right arm bar. In recent years, the serial number was on the left arm bar. Shop a collection of Corbusier furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Le Corbusier furniture is part of the modernist movement, with simple and sleek designs at the forefront of all furniture pieces. Shop a collection of Le Corbusier furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Le Corbusier was an architect, furniture designer and city planner who is famous for designs that combined bold expression and function. He promoted open, efficient spaces and clean geometric forms. Find furniture designed by Le Corbusier and his collaborators on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, best known by his adopted name Le Corbusier, is famous for his work as an architect, city planner and designer who combined bold sculptural expressionism with functionality. Often referred to as the pioneer of progress-minded architecture, Le Corbusier is widely influential. His career spanned almost five decades, and his furniture is known to be refined and chic. Shop a selection of Le Corbusier furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Le Corbusier invented a style of design called brutalism, which is characterized by unornamented, sleek and smooth furniture and architecture. The design style emphasizes hand-crafted, natural elements and rejects modern materials and technology. Shop a range of Le Corbusier furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Le Corbusier’s style of design is known as brutalism and his furniture designs are minimalist and efficient. Many of his furniture pieces combine industrial design with comfort and warmth. Shop a selection of Le Corbusier furniture from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.

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