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'LC2' Three-Seat Sofa in Black Leather by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Signed

$12,600Asking Price

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This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina (authentic signed) LC2 three-seat sofa in gorgeous thick Italian black leather and tubular chrome frame. We also have the matching pair of club chairs in another listing, contact us or see our other listings for more details. The LC2 was designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier; his cousin and colleague Pierre Jeanneret; and Charlotte Perriand. Produced by Cassina from 1965 to today, this authentic sofa retains its original Cassina repeat logo fabric under the seat cushions and embossed signature on the frame as shown in the photographs with Le Corbusier's signature and Cassina embossing, model number and production number. Incredible quality thick and supple black leather wrapped by tubular chrome frames, this fantastic 'LC2' sofa is suitable for interior designers and modern design collectors. The gorgeous thick black leather is of the quality you can expect from Italian maker Cassina. This elegant and sophisticated LC2 sofa by Le Corbusier for Cassina would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Bauhaus, 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): Fauteuil Grand Confort, petit modèle Armchair, two- and three-seater sofas and pouf with polished chrome or painted steel frame in the LC colour palette. Separate cushions upholstered in fabric or leather. LC2 is a timeless model, which has made design history. Designed in 1928 and exhibited at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929, it is the archetypal armchair in the new and modern conception of furnishings understood as “domestic equipment”, re-issued by Cassina and produced exclusively since 1965. The separation of the metal frame and the cushions expresses a rationalist approach to industrial production. (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 similar 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 27" x W 71" x D 27.5" Seat Height: 20.25" Seat Depth: 20.5" CONDITION: Excellent like-new condition. Very little wear or patina. Ready for immediate use in a high-end luxury interior.

Details

  • Creator
    Charlotte Perriand (Designer),Le Corbusier (Designer),Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Width: 71 in. (180.34 cm)Length: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Seat Height: 20.25 in. (51.44 cm)
  • Style
    Bauhaus (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 2000s
  • Condition
    Excellent like-new condition. Very little wear or patina. Ready for immediate use in a high-end luxury interior.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ATMT_LC2_Set1stDibs: LU1330220476452

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such...

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