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LC1 Basculante

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Inspired by Le Corbusier

LC1 Basculante

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100% Made in Italy. Basculante. Small armchair with polished chromed or lacquered steel tube frame. Seat and back with colt leather or skin upholstery. Armrests with colt leather.
History
This little armchair is a reinterpretation of a wooden model used in India at the end of 1800s, the so-called “British officers chair” produced in England until 1956. The back can be placed at variable angles, guaranteeing a high level of comfort without any effort. It was designed in 1928 to furnish Villa Church in Ville d’Avray, and was exhibited for the first time in 1929 at the “Salone d’Automne des Artistes Décorateurs” in Paris. Of this chair, Le Corbusier contemplated the essential, elegant and austere form. Charlotte Perriand, his collaborator, said: “In furniture, metal has the same role as reinforced cement in architecture. It is revolutionary! in the chair, the compounding of metal and leather creates a series of magnificent combinations and unusual esthetic effects”. Small armchair with polished chromed or lacquered steel tube frame. Seat and back with colt leather or skin upholstery. Armrests with colt leather.

Additional Info

Dimensions B60 T62,5 H67 HS39 cm
Inspired by Le Corbusier
Line Armchairs
Model Armchair
Structure Schema C08
Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

(1887-1965)

Architecture is about art, a phenomenon that provokes emotion, that goes beyond the problems related to construction, far beyond them. Construction holds things up: architecture touches people’s emotions.

Swiss born, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris spent his youth travelling through Europe, coming in contact, among other things, with the Sezession environment in Vienna and with Gropius and Mies van der Rohe in Berlin. In his early thirties, he opened his legendary architecture studio in Paris. In addition to becoming immensely famous as an architect, Le Corbusier was also an urban planner, painter, sculptor and writer. His collaborations with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand were decisive.

Together, they presented a revolutionary one-room studio- apartment at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929, with furniture pieces which embodied the modernist spirit. They were conceived as instruments suitable for furnishing spaces built for the modern man; this explains why Le Corbusier loved to speak of “équipement “. These furnishings had to be useful, an expression of their function. This is the new value proposed by the coupling of form and function: the object, stripped of its ornaments, recovers its implacable and intimate sense of beauty, expressing its very nature in the harmony of its new form, simple and essential. The public’s reaction was predictably hostile. But as fate would have it, the legend was round the corner.