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Le Corbusier Petite Loveseat (LC2)

Le Corbusier Petite Loveseat (LC2)

Le Corbusier designed the original Petite Lounge Chair (LC2) collection based on the human scale. A strong advocate of Modernism, Le Corbusier created a range of Petite Lounge Chairs (LC2) that express his ideals with great sophistication.

Mrs. Heidi Weber of Zurich first put the Le Corbusier Petite Lounge collection into production in 1959. With his the approval, she changed the appearance of this chair and added this loveseat. She removed the spring mechanism and used fabricating methods which allowed the frame to be chromed. She also gave the cushions a more formal, tailored look. Her contribution to the re-design of the collection was instrumental in the commercial success of the collection.

In 1922, Le Corbusier turned his attention to the growing problem of slums in Paris.  His desire to was to create and efficient way to house the masses in a way that would raise their quality life.  The Immeubles Villas design of multi-family urban housing would be a demonstration of Le Corbusier’s solution.  The multi-story design included cell style housing (perhaps based on the Cathusian monastery cells monks in which lived that he had seen in his travels through Europe).

Shortly after the presentation of the Immeubles Villa, Le Corbusier presented his idea of a city for 3 million inhabitants, or the “Contemporary City”.  Instead of a few blocks of housing, a massive city would be planned around a highly efficient transportation hub.  Skyscrapers of cell housing were set within areas of rectangular parks.  At this time it was ground breaking vision, but one that would become realistic in parts of the world, such as Eastern Europe.

Made in Italy.

Dimensions: H 26 1/4"  D 27 1/2"  W 51 1/4"; SH 17 3/4"

Materials: Petite Confort two seat upholstered sofa with polished chrome tubular frame. Cushions stuffed with polyurethane foam and polyester layer. Upholstered with fabric or leather.

Standard black leather in-stock. Colored leathers are factory direct. 


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