LC3 Leather Suite designed by Le Corbusier/Perriand
Iconic suite of furniture by the French architect and designer - Le Corbusier in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand.
This extract is from the Cassina website:
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”.
The resulting designs were of great intellectual value and considerable commercial success.
This suite was made in Italy by Alivar. It is well made and of good quality. the leather is black and supple. I like this version because the cushions are less block like and not severe looking and much more comfortable. The frames are welded steel and chromed.
The suite was bought new in London in the early 90s, and is in very good condition.
The sofa is 172 cm wide, 78 cm deep and 78 cm high. The armchairs are 104 cm wide.