Rare Pair of Original Le Corbusier 'Corbu' Chairs 'LC1', from Wohnbedarf 1960s For Sale
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Rare Pair of Original Le Corbusier 'Corbu' Chairs 'LC1', from Wohnbedarf 1960s

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An extraordinary pair of original 'Corbu' armchairs, designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, manufactured by Wohnbedarf in Switzerland and imported by Stendig Inc in the 1960s. The chair is now called the LC1 and is manufactured officially by Cassina. This pair of chrome and leather arm chairs is in a very good condition with minor age related scratches to the leather and very superficial rust to the original distinctive springs. The chairs have been in the same family since they were purchased in 1966. The Stendig sticker is missing, but the oval adhesive residues of the typical Stendig sticker are still very well visible on the chrome, please refer to the photos. The sales document of the chairs dates back to 1966 please refer to the photos, but they were originally produced being Wohnbedarf in Zurich prior to the 1964 contract established between Heidi Weber and Cassina. The research history by Mrs Berg, the daughter of the owner and the communication with Charles Stendig and Wohnbedarf in Switzerland is available for the buyer, as well as the original documents from that epoche. Here are some excerpts: Charles Stendig: It is my recollection that I imported these chairs from Wohnbedarf, Switzerland in the early 1960s. They were the oldest modern design store in the world at the time. Wohnbedarf in Zurich: Wohnbedarf never sold an replicas. Back in the early days of our company, we had the official license to produce furniture from famous designers such as Le Corbusier, Ero Saarinen etc. as many other small businesses in different countries did the same. As time changed, companies were founded like Cassina, Knoll International or Hermann Miller and they bought the licenses from the designers or their descendants and became so, the official, legal manufacturer for their products as we know it today.  

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  • Condition Details
    Very good! Please refer to the extensive description and the photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 25.25 in. x W 24.25 in. x D 26 in.H 64.14 cm x W 61.6 cm x D 66.04 cm
  • Seat Height
    15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Westport, CT
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1451212191283
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