September, 2011

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand are the pioneers of modern furniture, and we pay tribute to them in this shopwindow with the presence of their LC1 armchair, designed in 1928. It seems very light, it has an adjustable back, upholstered in pony hide, and a polished chrome frame, like the LC4 chaise longue, where you can relax after a long workday and rest your feet or read the papers as in an armchair. This is the no. 213 LC3 armchair of a worldwide 500 piece limited edition produced to mark the 80th anniversary of its design. It is finished in a mixture of natural leather and linen, with padding in feather, and its frame is painted in bluish grey. Le Corbusier was the designer of the tabouret Cabanon, 1952, and the tabouret Maison de Brésil, 1959, in chestnut and oak wood, respectively. The former was designed for his holiday house in Cap Martin, and the later for a university residence in Paris. All these pieces are numbered and have a certificate of origin. Enjoy them.