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LC4 Chaise Lounge

c. 1928

by Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret
for Cassina

LC4 Chaise Lounge

by Le Corbusier, Perriand, Jeanneret
for Cassina

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The LC4 chaise lounge was orig­i­nally designed as chaise lounge for the inte­rior spaces of several of Le Corbusier’s resi­den­tial archi­tec­tural commis­sions in the late 1920s. Le Corbusier referred to this design as a relax­ing machine allow­ing the user to adjust the cradle to assume a number of reclin­ing posi­tions. Over the past 80 years it has become an icon of the Inter­na­tional Style and, along with several of the Le Corbusier, Perriand, and Jean­neret designs shown in 1929, is included in the perma­nent collec­tions of numer­ous museums around the world.

The LC4 chaise lounge base frame is composed of matte black finish steel with a tubular steel cradle in chromed or painted finish. The slim profile polyurethane foam cushion is uphol­stered in select leather, or hairy hide and features a polyurethane foam tube-shaped bolster/​neck rest in match­ing or contrasting leather.

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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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