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LC2 Petit Confort Chair
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LC2 Petit Confort Chair

About the Design

Does anything sound more comfortable than a “cushion basket”? That’s what Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887–1965), a.k.a. Le Corbusier, and his collaborators, cousin Pierre Jeanneret (1896–1967) and Charlotte Perriand (1903–99), dubbed the LC2 Petit Confort chair (as well as the rest of the similarly shaped seats in the LC series), the group’s modern take on an age-old form: the club chair.

The LC2 Petit Confort chair quite literally inverts the traditional construction of a chair (or any piece of furniture, really) using an exoskeleton of chromed tubular steel instead of hiding the construction inside, prioritizing an emphasis on function that boldly declared their modernist approach. Meanwhile, thick leather cushions make the seat exceptionally comfortable and lend it a boxy appearance that is compatible with the architecture and design of the International Style in which the group worked.

The trio conceived the cube-like seats in the LC collection in 1928 for exhibition at the 1929 Parisian art fair Salon d’Automne, and Austrian manufacturer Thonet was producing the group's designs at the time. Decades later, in 1965, when the designers’ modernist style had become widely popular, the LC2 Petit Confort chair was issued by Italian manufacturer and high-end furniture company Cassina, which continues to produce it today, along with the stylistically similar LC3 collection.

The LC2 armchair was born of a period of experimentation with tubular chrome by the Le Corbusier group — archival sketches authored by Le Corbusier and Perriand are demonstrative of a two-year collaborative process, while Le Corbusier's brief identifies the latter as having been put in charge of furniture and interiors. (Furniture designer and architect Marcel Breuer, whose Cesca chair was similarly structured, was also working with chrome.) The use of chrome in the trio’s LC lines was groundbreaking at that point, and its aesthetic aligned well with Le Corbusier’s having given the furniture the mechanical-sounding label “domestic equipment.”

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Set of Six 'LC2' Leather Club Chairs by Le Corbusier for Alivar, Signed
By Charlotte Perriand, Alivar, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This comfortable set of six (6) Le Corbusier for Alivar 'LC2' Club Chairs in gorgeous thick Italian brown leather, priced in this listing as a set. See our other listings for these p...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Bauhaus Club Chairs

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Chrome

Original 'LC2' Sofa by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret & Perriand for Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking sofa in leather. Designed Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. The sofa been cleaned, waxed and is from a non-smoker home. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

'LC2' Three-Seat Sofa by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret & Perriand for Cassina, Signed
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina (authentic signed) LC2 three-seat sofa with charcoal grey fabric cushions and tubular chrome frame. The LC2 was designed in 1...
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2010s Italian Bauhaus Sofas

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Chrome

'LC2' Black Leather and Chrome Club Chair by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Signed
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina (authentic signed) 'LC2' club chair in gorgeous thick Italian black leather is in excellent vintage condition and ready to be imm...
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Early 2000s Italian Bauhaus Club Chairs

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Chrome

Early Limited Edition Le Corbusier LC2 3-Seater Sofa by Cassina
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 furniture in this original 'Le Corbusier's Polychromie Architecturale' ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Steel, Chrome