BARCELONA CHAIR 10 BUYERS TIPS 800-416-3635

Barcelona Chair is the finest sculptural element you can add to your home or business. This iconic piece is also called an Exposition chair by providers as Knoll owns the trademark name. You can purchase the official version of this historic piece from Knoll for $5,068.00 – $6,818.00. Or you can consider a non-branded version from Gibraltar Furniture for only $995.00

Mies Van der Rohe

Mies Van der Rohe

The nobility of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich’s famous Barcelona chair carries its cultural reverence to any environment in which it is placed. In the world of interior design, the Barcelona Chair epitomizes functional modern art. In the world of architecture, the Barcelona Chair is a masterpiece made by the master of the modern architectural movement. The form and function of the design elements in the Barcelona Chair require quality material and craftsmanship to convey the genuine spirit, nobility, and cultural significance of this elite furnishing. Shoddy workmanship nullifies the Barcelona’s intellectual and cultural impact, and speaks poorly to its surroundings. Only the finest replicas that exude the purism of the Barcelona chair should be displayed.

When buying your Barcelona Chair, it is imperative that the following ten design and material elements of the Barcelona Chair are carefully examined before purchasing:

1) The smooth stainless steel frame should be flawless. Mies intentionally redesigned his 1929 design in 1950 with the advent of stainless steel to use one smooth piece of stainless steel. This is critical to maintain the integrity of the Barcelona Chair’s modular design. There should be no braces at the welding joints and no seams.

2) The stainless steel is recommended to be “austenitic chromium-nickel alloys” of series 301, 302, 303, 304, 309, 316, or 321 for Barcelona Chairs. 304 and 316 are the most common grades. For Barcelona Chairs, the 400, 500, and 600 series of stainless steel are not true to the original, partially due to the “over-durability,” however higher grades of steel are often used in replicas. The stainless steel from the 200 Series of “austenitic chromium-nickel-manganese alloys” is ideal for chroming and technical specifications of the Barcelona Chair, but it is not ideal in high humidities. The Barcelona Chair may also come in Chrome, but the stainless steel has a higher resistency to corrosion.

Expostion Chair

Mies Exposition Chair

3) The polish of the stainless steel is one of the distinctive elements of the Barcelona chair. The stainless steel finish should only by No. 7, a reflective finish, or No. 8, a mirror finish.

4) The upholstery should be cowhide, a high quality Italian leather is a good choice. The Knoll patented version of the Barcelona Chair uses an untreated top grain bovine leather, however the porousness gives it the unfortunate ability to stain easily. (More precisely, Knoll’s patented Barcelona Chair uses “1.1 mm thick, grain corrected Spinneybeck Volo leather.”) Full grain leather will age well, and top grain is the most durable on the market today. Your choice should be based on quality and the environment in which the chair is used. The untreated full grain leather may not be a practical choice in a business lobby or a home where there is much entertaining.

5) The foam density may vary per country, but should be between 30 and 36 kgs per cubic meter for the Barcelona feel. Of course, personal comfort is the most important consideration. Ideally, this should be resilient urethane foam with a Dacron polyester fiberfill. Attention should be paid to fire safety certification requirements for your area.

6) There should be 17 straps of bovine leather, approximately 7oz to 8oz in weight, dyed the same color as the upholstery. The straps should be secured to the steel frame with 34 screws, which can be aluminum or stainless steel. (The patented Knoll version has used both in the past.) The screws (and rivets if used) should be out of view. (Being able to see the screws and rivets is a poor replica.)

7) The Barcelona Chair has forty tufted panels. Hand-tufted is preferred.

GIBRALTAR

8) The leather-covered buttons should be hollow metal, with a top and bottom.

9) Rope should be used for piping, but hemp and cotton are acceptable. Plastic piping does not bespeak high quality.

10) The cushions should not be oversized or overlapping the frame. After all, Mies is the father of the cliché “less is more.” The cushion should meld seamlessly with the curve of the frame. A true Barcelona Style Chair will not have seams on the outside corners.

Expostion Chair

Mies Van der Rhoe design

On the  Gibraltar Furniture edition each square of leather is hand selected, piped, tufted and individually sewn by expert leather craftsmen. The cushion is suspended upon a network of leather saddle straps fixed to a solid oak frame. Polished stainless steel legs add to the timeless modern design. A bolster pillow stretches across the width of the daybed and is secured in place by straps. Truly, a wonderful place to rest and relax.

Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furniture such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”

Buying a Barcelona Chair for your home or business is certainly no easy task. Evaluating your Barcelona Chair using these ten design and material elements as guidelines will help ensure that your Barcelona Chair purchase will be of the highest quality, and truest to the forms of modern design that Mies and Lilly inspired decades ago.

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BARCELONA CHAIR SALE!

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. We pride ourselves on producing world class products including the iconic Barcelona chair.

Gibraltar Furniture vs Inferior Reproductions

Mies Van der Rohe

Mies Van der Rohe

GIBRALTAR BARCELONA CHAIR FEATURES

•    The cushions are made from the same fine dimensions as the original
•    The whole chair including the buttons, piping, back and the bottom of the chair are made with 100% full grain aniline leather
•    Pure solid 1-piece stainless steel frame, polished to a mirror like finish
•    True to original, High density grade PU injected seat foam provides plushness and most importantly holds its shape over time
•    Supporting straps are made from thick leather for best durability
•    100% Full grain aniline leather, rather than wearing out will develop a patina over time. All our luxurious leathers are imported directly from tanneries in Italy
•    True to original. Front and rear chair seat corners and top and bottom corners on back have no seams. 1-piece of leather is used and sewn to the rear corners of the cushion
•    True to original. The rear seat cushion edge features an angular contour cut to compliment the angle of the frame
•    True to original. The chair base features 9 support straps and ottoman features 7

GIBRALTAR

OTHER REPRODUCTIONS
•    Incorrect cushion dimensions give this reproduction a very bulky look
•    The piping, buttons, back of the chair are usually constructed of Pleather, the result is a product that falls apart just after 3-6 months.
•    Cheap reproductions are often constructed with lower grade leather
•    The polish work on the frame is uneven and usually made with very thin steel
•    The poor quality cushions becomes sags and loses its shape in just a short period
•    Straps are constructed with flimsy PU leather.
•    Lower quality aniline/corrected grain leathers from cheap wholesalers in Asia
•    The corners of all sides are sewn individually, this is the easiest way to spot a cheap reproduction.
•    The square shape of the cushion does not sit flush with the frame
•    The number of straps varies, as the more corners they cut the more profit

We stop at nothing to make sure that our Mies van der Rohe Barcelona products are true to form. Each of our designs are exactly like the originals at a fraction of the Knoll price!

In fact the main difference between our higher priced competitors and us is that the official Knoll release comes with a certificate of authenticity and our copy does not. DWR sells the Barcelona chair for $5,068.00 – $6,818.00

All of the world class leather that use on this piece is 100% European luxury grade material. Each high quality stainless steel frame is also imported to insure that you get only the very best resources that money can buy. Only the best Italian leather is used to construct this masterpiece!

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at an unbeatable price!

Multiple colors and grades of premium full top grain Italian leather are available for your design requirements.

Leathers

• Deluxe Top Grain, Corrected, Pigmented, Made in Italy
• Primo Top Grain, Full Grain, Semi-Aniline, Made in Italy
• Exquisite Top Grain, Full Grain, Full-Aniline, Made in Italy

• Normally Stocked Colors
• Deluxe – Black
• Deluxe – Bright White

• Made to Order Colors
• Deluxe Leather Camel, Chocolate, Ivory, Red, Saddle Tan
• Primo Leather Bordeaux, Cappuccino, Cognac, Golden Tan, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Tangerine, Wasabi
• Exquisite Leather: Black, Chocolate, Cranberry, Toffee, Whiskey, White

Each square of leather is hand selected, piped, tufted and individually sewn by expert leather craftsmen. The cushion is suspended upon a network of leather saddle straps fixed to a solid oak frame. Polished stainless steel legs add to the timeless modern design. A bolster pillow stretches across the width of the daybed and is secured in place by straps. Truly, a wonderful place to rest and relax.

Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furniture such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”

Google  “This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

GIBRALTAR FURNITURE VS. INFERIOR REPRODUCTIONS

Gibraltar Furniture vs Inferior Reproductions

LC1 CASSINA CHAIR VS REPRODUCTIONS

My mother raised me to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  Consequently, I am about to bare the naked truth re the LC1 Cassina branded chair vs. the reproduction that Gibraltar furniture offers for $495. We often get asked how our LC1 classic chair compares to the original design by iconic furniture provider Cassina. For pure museum quality you can do no better than selecting the Italian manufacture.

However, many buyers would prefer getting a reproduction and saving thousands of dollars on the same purchase. Therefore we offer this same piece, in the same style, dimensions, and construction techniques which would cost $1,955.00 – $2,025.00 via Cassina. What are the benefits of selecting from Cassina?

Each piece of furniture in the “Cassina I Maestri” Collection is indelibly marked with:

• The signature of the Author, whose copyright belongs to his heirs, the use of which has been granted exclusively to Cassina and which in the form of a trade mark, certifies the authenticity of the furniture;

• The “Cassina I Maestri” logotype, which incorporates the Author’s emblem as used by him as identification on his drawings;

• The production number which serves to place the item in the chronology  of production, and tallys with the “Identity Card” (which bears the same number).  This shows that a final quality check has been carried out, and allows the Heirs’ control.

What does all of this really mean? If you are looking for a numbered editionLC1 chair Cassina is the only way to go. However be aware that you will not be receiving a limited edition product. Instead, your Cassina chair will be just be a  sequential serial number product with a  stamped number on the frame. Therefore, this creates no intrinsic value as you will never be able to get the same money back for your purchase for modern used furniture.

Established in 1927, Cassina has been designing the future for over eighty years. During the 50’s the company, founded in Meda (Milan) by Cesare and Umberto Cassina, launched industrial design in Italy. In the rich and complex turmoil of that era, it was pioneering in the way it encouraged architects and designers to envision fresh designs and most of all translate their inspirations into reality.

Taking a completely new approach, which saw a shift from hand craftsmanship to serial production, the company began to work side by side with designers. Since then, Cassina has shown a striking inclination for research and the ability to spark mulch-participant dialogues between the most talented designers of both the 20th and 21st centuries, including architects and designers with quite diverse sensibilities, styles and creative spirits. The result: a mesh of stimulating ideas, from which Cassina always draws the best. This transversal culture of absolute quality defines the uniqueness of each Cassina piece.

The Gibraltar release is also a extremely high end architectural art piece. It is manufactured to the exact original specification using  imported Italian aniline leather.

Shown in ponyhide, the LC1 Chair this basculant chair from Gibraltar Furniture, was originally designed in 1929 by the highly influential architect, city planner, painter and designer Charles Le Corbusier

In 1922, French architect Le Corbusier began working in the new rue de Sèvres, Paris, atelier with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with whom he shared research plans and design inspiration in a profound and life-long professional relationship. In October 1927, the duo agreed to draw on the contribution of a young architect who had already begun to establish a reputation on the architectural scene of the time: Charlotte Perriand. Their collaboration lasted through to 1937 and was extremely productive, particularly in the furniture design arena. The partnership was highly significant, both in terms of the cultural weight of their accolades and their professional successes. It was together with Charlotte Perriand that the team tackled the innovative project for “l’équipement d’intérieur de l’habitation”. The resulting designs were of great intellectual value and considerable commercial success.

When you purchase from Cassina you are also paying full price for Cassina’s license of the design from the Le Corbusier estate. This exclusive once enabled Cassina to be the only official provider. But you can also purchase an exact copy from Gibraltar without having to pay a kings ransom.  Therefore we recommend Cassina again if you have deep enough pockets to pay the piper. Or you can go with Gibraltar if you want an exact  LC1 clone without any numbers or signatures. It is the same piece without the branding!

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture, at wholesale prices, is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for contemporary furniture such as designer outdoor furniture, stylish lighting, architectural office furniture, and much more. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

SALE $1595 LC 2 3 SEAT SOFA WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM 800 416-3635

Other providers, such as DWR sell the leather LC2 3 seat sofa, or “Petit Sofa”, for $9,040.00from Cassina. Our price for this historic unit is only $1595. WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM T 800-416-3635.

LC 2 3 SEAT SOFA

SALE $1595 LC 2 3 SEAT SOFA

 

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-born French architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the architects of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, and one each in North and South America.

He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. His striking innovations have influenced every generation of architects that followed him.

This reproduction is not the low ball, bad knock off, units that you may see on E-Bay, or Amazon. Instead the are flawless modern art units that combine function with form to create an iconic statement. This LC armchair would be at home in any living room, art gallery, or public space application.

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, widely known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a French Swiss born architect, famous for his contributions to what is now called modernism, or the International Style, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Theo van Doesburg.. He was a pioneer in theoretical studies of modern design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Le Corbusier began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after inviting the architect Charlotte Perriand to join his studio. His cousin Pierre Jeanneret also collaborated on many of the designs. Before the arrival of Perriand, Le Corbusier relied on ready-made furniture to furnish his projects, such as the simple pieces manufactured by Thonet.

LC2 Sofa -What to watch out for.

LC2 Sofa -What to watch out for.

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 LC2 3-seat sofa is available for a quick ship!

The LC2 3-seat sofa is available for a quick ship!

We offer the this iconic series in two formats. The traditional square edged pillow design that showcases a Dacron wrapped foam construction. And we also feature the ultra premium lose down cushions upgrade. The down cushions offer a more relaxed look and are the pinnacle of comfort, grace, and style. We also can produce this chair in the soft pad configuration with goose down padding for extra comport. 2″ of soft feather padding is packed around a solid Dacron wrapped foam core. This creates the ultimate in both comfort, support and design. This is the most luxurious and stylish seating on the planet!

 

Design Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, 1928. Upholstered cushions, metal frame.

Design Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, 1928. Upholstered cushions, metal frame.

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture, at wholesale prices, is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for contemporary furniture such as designer outdoor furniture, stylish lighting, architectural office furniture, and much more. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

SALE $1295 LC 2 2 SEAT SOFA WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM 800 416-3635

Other providers, such as DWR sell the leather LC2 2 Seat Sofa, or “LC2 Petit Modele Two-Seat Sofa”, for $$5,950.00 from Cassina. Our price for this historic unit is only $1295. WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM T 800-416-3635.

LC2 PETIT TWO SEAT SOFA

SALE $1295 LC2 PETIT TWO SEAT SOFA

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-born French architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the architects of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, and one each in North and South America.

He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.  His striking innovations have influenced every generation of architects that followed him.

This reproduction is not the low ball, bad knock off, units that you may see on E-Bay, or Amazon. Instead the are flawless modern art units that combine function with form to create an iconic statement. This LC armchair would be at home in any living room, art gallery, or public space application.

The LC2 features a 2 pc cushion system

The LC2 features a 2 pc cushion system

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, widely known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a French Swiss born architect, famous for his contributions to what is now called modernism, or the International Style, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Theo van Doesburg.. He was a pioneer in theoretical studies of modern design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Le Corbusier began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after inviting the architect Charlotte Perriand to join his studio. His cousin Pierre Jeanneret also collaborated on many of the designs. Before the arrival of Perriand, Le Corbusier relied on ready-made furniture to furnish his projects, such as the simple pieces manufactured by Thonet.

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.

LC 2 retails for $5950 from Cassina. Our price is $1295 for this reproduction.

LC 2 retails for $5950 from Cassina. Our price is $1295 for this reproduction.

We offer the this iconic series in two formats. The traditional square edged pillow design that showcases a Dacron wrapped foam construction. And we also feature the ultra premium lose down cushions upgrade. The down cushions offer a more relaxed look and are the pinnacle of comfort, grace, and style. We also can produce this chair in the soft pad configuration with goose down padding for extra comport. 2″ of soft feather padding is packed around a solid Dacron wrapped foam core. This creates the ultimate in both comfort, support and design. This is the most luxurious and stylish seating on the planet!

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture, at wholesale prices, is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for contemporary  furniture such as designer outdoor furniture,  stylish lighting,  architectural office furniture, and much more.  We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture, at wholesale prices, is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for contemporary  furniture such as designer outdoor furniture,  stylish lightingarchitectural office furniture, and much more.  We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

SALE $795 LC 2 CHAIR WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

Other providers, such as DWR sell the leather LC2, or “Petit Chair”, for $3,780.00 from Cassina. Our price for this historic unit is only $795. WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM T 800-416-3635

LC2 SALE $795!

LC2 SALE $795!

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-born French architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the architects of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, and one each in North and South America.

He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.  His striking innovations have influenced every generation of architects that followed him.

This reproduction is not the low ball, bad knock off, units that you may see on E-Bay, or Amazon. Instead the are flawless modern art units that combine function with form to create an iconic statement. This LC chair would be at home in any living room, art gallery, or public space application.

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, widely known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a French Swiss born architect, famous for his contributions to what is now called modernism, or the International Style, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Theo van Doesburg.. He was a pioneer in theoretical studies of modern design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Le Corbusier began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after inviting the architect Charlotte Perriand to join his studio. His cousin Pierre Jeanneret also collaborated on many of the designs. Before the arrival of Perriand, Le Corbusier relied on ready-made furniture to furnish his projects, such as the simple pieces manufactured by Thonet.

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.

We offer the this iconic series in two formats. The traditional square edged pillow design that showcases a Dacron wrapped foam construction. And we also feature the ultra premium lose down cushions upgrade. The down cushions offer a more relaxed look and are the pinnacle of comfort, grace, and style. We also can produce this chair in the soft pad configuration with goose down padding for extra comport. 2″ of soft feather padding is packed around a solid Dacron wrapped foam core. This creates the ultimate in both comfort, support and design. This is the most luxurious and stylish seating on the planet!

PETIT ARMCHAIR FROM LE COURBUSIER

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture, at wholesale prices, is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for contemporary  furniture such as designer outdoor furniture,  stylish lightingarchitectural office furniture, and much more.  We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

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