Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret Design LC2 Two Seater Sofa
Wonderful Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret Design LC2 2-Seater Sofa in black leather on chrome base, this sofa is a reproduction after the original design and not by Cassina.
Originally designed in 1928, this timeless modernist design has a sculptural shape and comfortable arm rests that ensure this sofa was ahead of its time.
With its machine-age materials and lack of ornamentation, the 1928 LC2 2-Seater Sofa is a classic example of the refined functional aesthetic that was embraced by such designers as Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret.
Presented in 1929 at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, which were born from the collaboration between Le Corbusier, his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. In line with their concepts of proportion and ergonomics, they created the grand modèle for women, who tend to sit with their legs crossed in a diagonal line, and the petit modèle for men, who instead tend to sit straight with their legs open.
The prototype was different from the current model: in 1959 when the production in series began in Zurich, the interior decorator Heidi Weber suggested the chrome-plating of the structure, giving the cushions a square, formal appearance, and eliminating the spring mechanism in the back legs, which made the chair to bend backwards. Without a doubt, these changes contributed to its commercial success. A sample of the petite modèle is on permanent exhibit at MoMA in New York.
Condition: This sofa is a reproduction after the original design, it is not a original Cassina, it is finished in high quality leather hide upholstery with a chrome base, minor age related wear, offered in excellent condition extremely comfortable.
Width: 51” inch / 130cm
Depth: 27.5” inch / 70cm
Height: 26” inch / 65cm
Seat height: 16” inch / 41cm
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