Cassina LC2 Armchair

Cassina LC2 ArmchairLe Corbusier Man of Many Talents

No mention of the Cassina LC2 Armchair can be made without reference to its chief designer, one of the biggest names in contemporary furniture design, Le Corbusier (1887-1965).

Le Corbusier was born in Switzerland, under the name of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, and became fascinated with exploring the visual arts, moving on to study at La-Chaux-de-Fonds Art School. In the 1920s it had become fashionable for artists to work under a pseudonym and Jeanneret chose Le Corbusier, although it is debatable as to whether the name was derived from a distant ancestor, as he claimed, or was a pet name that he chose to adopt.

Although he made his name mainly as an architect and furniture designer, Le Corbusier had many more strings to his bow: he was a painter and urbanist, becoming a pioneer in the new International style (also referred to as Modern Architecture). As author, he wrote the influential 1925 book ‘L’Art Decoratif d’aujord’hui’ which mapped out his vision for the future of urban living.

Cassina-LC2-Armchair-2As an architect, Le Corbusier’s buildings spanned the globe, but have also been criticised by some as soulless and a demonstration only of his own arrogant viewpoint.

It was when Charlotte Perriand joined his studio in 1928, that many of his interior design ideals became realised, and a year later Perriand, Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret were exhibiting their new concept of furniture at the Salon d’Automne: the beginnings of what was to become the Cassina LC2 Armchair and similar pieces.

The Cassina LC2 Armchair
It is thanks to the forward-thinking business sense of Cassina that the original Cassina LC2 Armchair is still available to buy today. A year before his death (1964), Cassina acquired the global rights to sell the designs of Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand for their Masters’ Collection, and they still hold – and protect that right today.

The iconic and comfortable LC2 Armchair is highly regarded in the world of furniture design, and it proudly sits in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Cassina LC2 ArmchairThe LC2’s frame is constructed from tubular steel, and there are eight finishes to choose from: matt black enamel; gloss basalte, grey, light blue, green, burgundy or ochre and the more pricey polished chrome plating.

The loose cushions are composed of a polyurethane core padded with either polyester and polyurethane or feather. Ferrious offer the LC2 Armchair with eight different types of upholstery: three shades of pelle leather and five shades of rock fabric, containing 100 per cent flax.
The proportions of the chair are central to its timeless appeal; it is 76cm wide, 70cm deep and 67cm high, with a 48cm high seat.

Also available as 2 Seater Sofa, 3 Seater Sofa & Ottoman
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