Cassina LC3 Two Seater Sofa

Cassina LC3 2 Seater SofaThe Cassina LC3 Two-Seater Sofa An Icon of 1920s Design

When Le Corbusier (originally known as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) invited Charlotte Perriand into the studio he shared with cousin Pierre Jeanneret, a collaboration was born which was to change the face of modern interior furniture design. It gave rise to one of the most famous ranges of chairs and sofas ever to be built: the LC collection.

Born in Switzerland, Le Corbusier had travelled extensively as a young man, and served apprenticeships with some of the many architects and designers he came across. He had gained inspiration and knowledge from design-minded people in Italy, Vienna, Munich and Paris and, up until Perriand’s arrival, had spent most of his time working on a new architectural vision of urban living; one which he hoped would become reality following the upheaval caused by the First World War. He was only partially successful: after several of his social housing plans were rejected, he was finally commissioned to build a complex for 1,800 people in Marseille. This was followed by two more commissions in France and another in Berlin.

The LC range of furniture was developed in the late 1920s, and Italian furniture giants Cassina quickly saw an opportunity to take advantage of the timeless appeal of the well-proportioned furniture. In 1964, a year before Le Corbusier died, they signed an agreement to secure the global rights to produce the work of Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriard. To this day, genuine LC furniture can only be sourced from Cassina, with each piece containing a signature and unique serial number.

Cassina LC3 Armchair with left or right armrestThe Specifications
The Cassini LC3 Two-Seater Sofa is supported by a tubular steel frame which comes in eight finishes: matt black enamel, coloured enamel (either basalte, grey, light blue, green, burgundy or ochre) or, at extra cost, polished chrome for that extra classy look.

The loose cushions are made from polyurethane foam, with a padding of either polyester or feather. In terms of upholstery, customers can select from three shades of leather and five shades of fabric, giving an amazing 64 choices – one of the beauties of contemporary furniture design.

The Cassini LC3 is 168cm wide, with a depth of 73cm. The overall height of the sofa is 62cm, with the seat height set at 40cm.

Other LC furniture pieces available through Ferrious, are the LC10P table range; the La Roche Table; the endearing LC8 stool; the LC1, LC2 and LC3 Armchair’s (also available in left or right armrest versions); the LC2 Ottoman; the LC13 Wagon Fumoir; the LC2 Two and Three-Seater Sofas and  the LC3 Three-Seater Sofa.

If you are looking for iconic design at affordable prices, Ferrious recommend you browse their ex-display section.

 

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
Free delivery in mainland UK
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Claire Norcross Aperture Pendant Light

Claire Norcross Aperture Pendant LightClaire Norcross Aperture Pendant Light

Designed by  Claire Norcross

Please click here for more info on Claire Norcross Aperture Pendant Light

Sculptural paper shade

Inspired by the nature of a pine cone and its ability to open and close according to the weather conditions.

The user is able to open each aperture to direct the light and create different effects.

It is a versatile product which can be used within a living, dining or bedroom setting.


In 3 sizes:

Small – 35cm dia
Medium – 48cm dia
Large – 65cm dia

Claire launched the Eight-Fifty Light with Ferrious in 1999

“We are delighted that Aperture has been included in the lighting collection at Ferrious. Seeing our products alongside such prestigious brands raises our level of expectation for Luminosity. Ferrious have always been keen to support the development of new companies who share their passion for design. We feel that as a supplier to them, we are also nurtured by them and value their feedback and input on our future product development“.

Free delivery in mainland UK
For our best Claire Norcross prices and current delivery times, please call us on 0161 228 6880.

Materials
Paper

Dimensions
35/48/65cm diametre

Delivery Time
IN STOCK – UK DELIVERY IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS

Bulb type
60W/13

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Carl Hansen CH002 Table

Carl Hansen CH002 TableCarl Hansen Table

Designed by  Hans Wegner

Carl Hansen CH002 designed by Hans Wegner in 1982. A flexible dining table ideal for small spaces such as kitchens or apartments. Hinged extension leaves at table ends lift up easily to welcome guests; leaves are available in either rounded or rectangular shapes.

The table also offers a choice of edge profile of either rounded or straight edge to suit the client. Available in Beech or Oak with a range of finishes. Full details on the Carl Hansen stains please contact ferrious.

Free delivery in mainland UK
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Materials
Solid Beech or Oak

Dimensions
90 cm – 188 cm long x 90 cm wide x 72 cm high

Delivery Time
6-8 Weeks

Special note
Beech Stain comes in Teak and walnut. Oak stain is wenge.

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Cassina LC4 Chaise Longue

Designer Furniture - Cassina LC4 Chaise LongueCassina Chaise Longue

Designed by Charlotte Perriand

Designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret

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With loose pad in hairyskin or black leather with matt black frame, chrome frame or matt black enamel frame

Chaise Longue also available with stretch over upholstery cover in special ecru canvas with matt black frame, chrome frame or matt black enamel frame

Headrest with polyester padding.

Free delivery in mainland UK – Any questions call 0161 2286880

Materials
Steel frame with leather seat & back

Dimensions
160cm length x 56.4cm width

Delivery Time
6 – 8 weeks

Carl Hansen CH102 Sofa

Designer Furniture - Carl Hansen CH102 Sofa

Designer Furniture – Carl Hansen CH102 Sofa

Designer Furniture – Carl Hansen CH102 Sofa

Designed by Hans Wegner

Hans J. Wegner designed this series in the early 70s with the Danish firm Johannes Hansen, producing a limited number at that time. While there has been no production since then, a few pieces have appeared in auctions during recent years and their rarity and beauty have kept prices high.

Carl Hansen & Son was chosen by the Hans J Wegner Studio to relaunch the series on the occasion of Carl Hanson & Son’s 100th anniversary in 2008 (hence the series name CH100).

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Available in a range of Carl Hansen fabric and leathers.

Free delivery in mainland UK
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Materials
Beech frame with stainless steel legs

Dimensions
150 cm wide x 77 cm deep x 71 cm high x 43 cm seat height

Delivery Time
6-8 Weeks

Knoll Barcelona Chair

Knoll Barcelona ChairKnoll Barcelona Chair

Designed by : Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Price : £4,848 – Free delivery in mainland UK

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A signature KnollStudio design, produced to Mies’ original specifications.

Exclusive manufacturing and sales rights were accorded to Knoll by the designer in 1953.
The KnollStudio logo and the signature of Mies van der Rohe are stamped into the base of each chair.
Quick Ship option is Velluto Pelle Black or Sabrina White.

Other leathers are available on 6-8 week delivery.
Please contact ferrious for more details

Polish chrome structure hand-buffed and hand-finished to a mirror finish.
The cushions are upholstered with 40 individual panels cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted from a single hide.
Seat and back cushions adapt to fit the curve of the frame.
Side and edges of upholstery straps are dyed to match specified upholstery colour.

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Materials
Polished chrome frame, Spinneybeck leather upholstery

Dimensions
75cm wide x 77cm deep x 77cm high with seat height of 43cm

Delivery Time
2 – 3 weeks

Special note
This is a Quick Ship item. If you require this product in other finishes please call 0161 228 6880

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