LC1 UAM Chair
This version of the LC1 chair was presented in 1930 at the first exhibition of the Union of Modern Artists, demonstrating how the furniture pieces presented the previous year at the Salon d’Automne could be made using a wider variety of upholsteries. In this case, the added detail was a refined leather rim made according to the finest saddlery technique, which inspired high fashion collections already in the 1930s.
The structure of the LC1 UAM chair features polished trivalent chrome plated (CR3) steel. The armrests are wider at the front and tapered towards the back. Seat, backrest and armrests come in self-supporting ecru fabric with natural leather trimmings.
Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret
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. The partnership was highly significant, both in terms of the cultural weight of their achievements and their professional successes. It was together with Charlotte Perriand that the pair tackled the innovative project for “l’équipement d'intérieur de l’habitation”.
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