Chair (chaise longue)

Cassina S.p.A.

LC4 (1928), Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand

Better known under his pseudonym Le Corbusier, an altered form of his maternal grandfather’s name, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965) was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of modern architecture. Le Corbusier was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. In 1922, Le Corbusier opened his workshop in the new rue de Sèvres, Paris, together with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with whom he would have a life-long professional relationship. Especially their collaboration with Charlotte Perriand was highly significant.

Together they began the innovative project ‘l’équipement d’intérieur de l’habitation’, resulting in designs of great intellectual value and considerable commercial success. Designed in 1928 and first presented to the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929, the LC4 is the definitive chaise longue. Built for relaxation, the chair has perfect balance between its geometric purity and its ergonomic intent. It was the first chaise to be made adjustable by simply moving the whole seat element within its quite separate support frame. The LC4 Chaise Longue is included in the permanent design collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

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