LC3 Grand Confort by Le Corbusier for Cassina 80th Anniversary Edition 333/500

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LC3 Grand Confort by Corbusier for Cassina 80th Anniversary Edition 333/500. Produced for the 80th Anniversary in 2008 originally designed in 1928. This spectacular original condition chair in glove soft tan leather with a nubby canvas interior and a light gray painted frame. The Anniversary and Cassina labels are etched into the underside of the metal tubing (pictured). All cushions are down filled.

Details

  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Materials and Techniques
    Steel
    Leather
    Down
    Paint
  • Condition
    Excellent. Almost mint.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    25 in. H x 38.5 in. W x 29 in. D
    63 cm H x 98 cm W x 74 cm D
  • Seat Height
    15.5 in. (39 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU84307775923

About Le Corbusier (Designer)

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 designer Charlotte Perriand, he devised such iconic pieces as the LC2 Le Grand 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 seating pieces give them a sculptural presence in any décor, yet they are sublimely restful. And as you will see from the offerings on these pages, Le Corbusier’s furniture reflects a worldly taste: it is at once refined, cosmopolitan and chic.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2008

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Located in Philadelphia, PA

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  • 20th Century Specialists

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