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16 Jun 2015

Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Lounge

Do you know when this chair was designed?

It was designed in 1929, who would believe...

The LC4, "Chaise longue" (LC4, "Long chair", English: "chaise lounge") debuted at the Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1929.

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris) was born in Switzerland 1887, died in 1965, became a French citizen in 1930. Le Corbusier was multitalented and worked for five decades all over the world. He was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of modern architecture. 

Le Corbusier Redrawn | Villa Savoye

Le Corbusier, together with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, designed three pieces of tubular-steel furniture that were first shown in the gallery of the Villa La Roche, Paris, and in the library and study of the Villa Church, Ville d’Avary, Paris. 

The LC1 Basculant Chair and LC2, LC3 Grand Confort Chairs 
were designed at the same time. They are also classics we all know.

Le Corbuiser was a forward-thinking designer who refreshed furniture design. 
He used industrial materials, exposed structural elements and created new kinds of constructions. In LC4 the construction is two-parted that incorporates a self-balancing adjustability. 
The LC4 Chaise Lounge started a new era of furniture design.

Is it work of art or is it just good design? Both? 
LC4 is beautiful to look at and it is comfortable to lay on: ergonomic design mirrors the body's natural curves, and it can be adjusted from a near-upright position to a full reclining position.

 "I imagined an ordinary, tired soldier who stretches out on his back, places his feet against a tree and his backpack beneath his head – this is how the famous Chaise Longue came into being.”    
-quote by Charlotte Perriand-

The LC4 was manufactured by Thonet Frères, Paris, France and Le Corbusier licensed it for reproduction by Cassina in 1965.
This chair is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

You might wonder why we want to show this chair to you and what does it have to do 
with horses or ponies... Or horsehair fine jewelry...

The covering is made of pony skin, cow skin, leather or canvas. 
The other thing is that good design, quality work, elegance and class never go
out of fashion...

See what Louis Vuitton has done with the LC4...

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