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LC3 Grande Confort Outdoor

c. 1929

by Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret
for Cassina

LC3 Grande Confort Outdoor

by Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret
for  Cassina

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The LC3 Grande Confort marked the sepa­ra­tion of the metal frame from the uphol­stery, reflect­ing Modernist archi­tec­ture theory, where the support load-bearing struc­ture of the build­ing was sepa­rated from the rest. In this case, four discrete cush­ions are set inside a cage of painted or chrome-finished steel tubes. The same device is adopted for all the other pieces in the collec­tion, from the armchair with an arm-rest on one side only or on both to the two- or three-seater sofa. Over a period of many years, Cassina worked closely with Char­lotte Perriand, her heir, and the Fonda­tion Le Corbusier rein­ter­pret­ing the orig­i­nal design while respect­ing its orig­i­nal intent to bring new versions and finishes of this furni­ture to market. The LC3 Outdoor version is an exem­plar of this, crafted from a stain­less steel frame and finished in a special textured paint avail­able in five colors. The cush­ions are covered in water-repel­lent canvas to ensure maximum dura­bil­ity and reli­a­bil­ity in all weathers.

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Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret

France (1927)

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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