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Early Production LC2 Loveseat Sofa by Le Corbusier for Cassina, c. 1965, Signed

$7,200

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If you want the most comfortable seat to sink your heinie into, this Le Corbusier for Cassina (signed) LC2 loveseat sofa is for you (and of course, your heinie). Comfortable and form fitting, the LC2 - "Fauteuil Grand Confort, Petit Modèle" is the pinnacle in living grand; grand in style and grand in comfort. This early production example (circa 1965-1970) is an ideal collectors piece. The LC2 was designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier; his cousin and colleague Pierre Jeanneret; and Charlotte Perriand. Produced by Cassina from 1965 to 2011, this LC loveseat is an early production year example (original Cassina years) with early production stamped frame with model and inventory numbers making this a sought-after collectors piece. On-trend lightly distressed patina on the grey frame as can be seen in photos - there are no issues to the frame other than the age and wear to the grey finish, structurally it is in very good condition. We can repaint and lacquer the frame upon request, contact us for more details. Orange colored velvet cushions are in vintage condition and work very nicely with the vintage gray frame. We can reupholster the cushions to new fabric or leather of your choosing upon request, contact us for more details. This LC2 settee is suitable for interior designers and their most demanding collector clients. The soft orange velvet with vintaged grey frame adds a laid-back casualness ideal for those who love vintage patina and the warmth that age provides in their home. This elegant LC3 loveseat sofa by Le Corbusier for Cassina would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an Apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. More About the Design (From Cassina's website): The LC3 and LC2, historically known as the Fauteuil Grand Confort, was designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand as part of their revolutionary interiors project. The first prototypes were made to furnish Villa Church, owned by an American couple living in Paris, and the next year a selection was displayed – with much scandal - at the Salon d’Automne at the Grand Palais. Each architect had designed a specific version for the exhibit, the production of which they personally financed, based on their individual ideas and tastes. Their final choice was to show the Le Corbusier version. Following the exhibition the three architects took their personal prototypes home: Charlotte Perriand to her apartment in Montparnasse, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret to rue Jacob in the Latin Quarter, until 1934 when Le Corbusier moved to his new apartment in rue Nungesser-et-Coli. (From Wikipedia) Grand Comfort is a cube-shaped high armchair, whose leather cushions are held in a chrome-plated steel corset. The LC-2 and LC-3 were referred as Cusion Baskets by Le Corbusier. They are more colloquially referred to as the petit confort and grand confort due to their respective sizes. In popular culture: The LC-2 and LC-3 have been featured in a variety of media, notably the Maxell "blown away" advertisement. At the 2010 Apple event, the then CEO Steve Jobs used a Classic LC-3 chair while introducing the iPad. They are a permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In the modern day BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock), Sherlock Holmes sits in a LC-3, while Dr. Watson sits in a traditional Club chair. MEASUREMENTS: H 26.25" x W 54" x D 29" Seat Height: 19.75" Seat Depth: 21.25" CONDITION: Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Ideal either for reupholstery or use in a room where vintage items are welcomed. Fabric has light wear but no major issues. Can be steam-cleaned for free upon request. Cushions are in very good condition. Frame has light to moderate wear and patina to surface level finish but no issues deeper than the grey finish, can be repainted and lacquered upon request. Straps under cushions are in good functioning condition. Good early production collectors example, ready for immediate use.

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  • Creator
    Cassina (Manufacturer),Charlotte Perriand (Designer),Le Corbusier (Designer),Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.25 in. (66.68 cm)Width: 54 in. (137.16 cm)Depth: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Seat Height: 19.75 in. (50.17 cm)
  • Style
    Bauhaus (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1965
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Ideal either for reupholstery or use in a room where vintage items are welcomed. See description for greater details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330221450162

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About Charlotte Perriand (Designer)

A pioneer of modernism in France, Charlotte Perriand was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design and architecture. In her long career, Perriand’s aesthetic grammar constantly evolved, moving from the tubular steel furniture of the “Machine Age” to a lyrical naturalism.

     Perriand’s studies at the Ecole de L'Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs left her enthralled by Le Corbusier and his vision of a new, rational architecture. In 1924, she joined his studio to design furniture along with Pierre Jeanneret, Corbu’s partner and cousin. Together, they devised some of the finest examples of early modernist furniture, including two icons of the era: the “B306” chaise with its swooping frame and hide upholstery; and the chunky, steel-framed “Gran Confort” club chair. Collaborative design produced another Perriand triumph: in the early 1950s, she and Jean Prouvé were engaged to produce desks, worktables and bookcases for the University of Paris. The bookcases — slim pine shelves with brightly painted aluminum dividers — are minimalist masterpieces.

     By the end of that decade, Perriand’s aesthetic had changed completely from the earliest days of her career. She produced a series of furniture in ebonized wood: chairs with gentle S-curve legs, front and back; tables with elliptical tops. In the mid-1960s, she adopted an almost rustic look, designing simple chairs with dowel-cut frames and rush seats. Yet everything in Perriand’s oeuvre is beautiful, whether it’s the centerpiece of a décor or an accent. Charlotte Perriand’s work is in every great design collection, public and private. Works on these pages will show you why.

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