LC1

Design Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand

DIGNIFIED RELAXATION

A chair with timeless design that draws upon colonial styles for inspiration. Light weight and compact, the timeless shape of LC1 was introduced in 1929 at the Salon d’Automne along with other iconic pieces like LC2 and LC3, the LC6 table and LC4 chaise longue.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1965

A light, compact chair designed and presented at the 1929 Salon d’Automne along with other important models, such as the LC2 and LC3 armchairs, the LC6 table and the LC4 chaise-longue. As with all of Le Corbusier’s works, the LC1 derives from an in-depth study of human posture. In this particular case, the chair is intended to be relaxing and to foster conversation. The balance between form and function is achieved through the use of the Modulor, a system based on the typical measurements of the male body and on a mathematical language informed by the proportions of universal harmony. Its perfect compositional simplicity, suited to any context, is available in three versions. In addition to the 1929 model, there is the 1928 Villa Church option, and the one exhibited in 1930 at the Union des Artistes Modernes. The chair’s LC-Y leather and trivalent chromium plating hold Greenguard Environmental Institute certification.

I Maestri

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand

In 1922, Le Corbusier began working in the new rue de Sèvres, Paris, atelier with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with whom he shared research projects and design criteria in a profound and life-long professional relationship. In October 1927, the pair decided 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 fruitful, especially in the field of furniture design.

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The compositional simplicity of the iconic LC1 armchair lends itself to various settings and is available in different versions, like the one exhibited in 1930 at the Union des Artistes Modernes expo.

Feet

In plastic with black finish.

Structure

Frame in tubular steel, polished chrome or painted finish.

Upholstery

Leather, hair-on leather, self-supporting saddle-hide.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1965

DESIGN BY
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand
PRODUCTION YEAR

1965

DESIGN BY
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand

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