Description from Design Within Reach
Designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, produced by Cassina
The Le Corbusier group referred to their LC2 and LC3 collections (1928) as “cushion baskets,” which they designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. These pieces reverse the standard structures of sofas and chairs by having frames that are externalized. With thick, resilient pillows resting within the steel frames, the idea was to offer all the comfort of a padded surface while applying the elegant minimalism and industrial rationale of the International Style. The resulting aesthetic of the simple tubular structure is remarkably relevant to how we live today, more than 80 years later. Each piece is signed and numbered and, as a product of Cassina’s Masters Collection, is manufactured by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Made in Italy.
The differences among the collections are that the LC2 is more compactly scaled, and the LC3 has the option of down-wrapped cushions that create a softer look and feel.
The Armchair being sold on this page does not have the down-wrapped cushions. Instead, the cushions are Dacron-wrapped foam for a firmer seat and more upright sitting position.
Materials: Chromed steel; nylon webbing; nickel-plated steel glides; multi-density composite foam; Dacron-wrapped cushions; top-grain, semi-aniline-dyed leather.
Prices range from $3,293.75 to $3,659.25