Other providers, such as DWR sell the LC1, or “Sling Chair”, for $1935 from Cassina. Our price for this historic unit is only $499 at WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM
Le Corbusier regarded traditional furnishings, with their structures hidden beneath clouds of wading and huge hides, as relics of the past. Partnering with Charlotte Perriand and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier stripped away all excess to create the sleek, fundamental LC1 Chair (1928). One of the signature icons of modern design, the back of the chair is attached to the frame by a rod that allows the angle of tilt to change. As the user shifts from one sitting position to the next, the chair back moves with them for continuous support. Pairing the purity of simple tubular steel with the sensual warmth of natural hide, this piece of “equipment de l’habitation” has a sleek look and an air of functional elegance.
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.
This model is made of European leather and produced abroad. Often discussed as a “sitting machine” and one of the signature classics of modern design, the Le Corbusier Basculant Armchair (1929) was an integral part Le Corbusier’s full burgeoning of the International Style. Introduced at the Salon d’Automne, the Le Corbusier Basculant Armchair’s emphasis lay in the juxtaposition of new construction techniques, mechanical versatility and precious materials. The beauty and grace of the chromed-steel frame lies in eight simple tubular pieces that are seamlessly welded together and given life by two unexpected arcs connecting the seat to the posterior frame. The visual effect is that of simultaneous weightlessness and solidity. The overall comfort of the chair is exceptional, with a reclining seat and mobile back for constant support. A natural black leather seat and back with black leather sling arms lend warmth and stylish neutrality to an artfully constructed design of classic luxury. The 100% Italian leather is made in Italy.
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