Inspired by Le Corbusier

LC10 Coffee Table

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Inspired by Le Corbusier

LC10 Coffee Table

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100% Made in Italy. Mat black lacquered steel-top frame and polished chromed steel-tube legs. Glass top, thickness 12mm. or 15 mm. Standard low table version 37 cm high, also available in 72 cm high.
History
These tables are both part of the project “Équipement intérieur d’une habitation”, on exhibition at the “Salone d’Automne des Artistes Décorateurs” in Paris in 1929. The lines are simple and severe, a source of inspiration for many tables even today. The materials absolutely industrial: steel and glass. The tubular ellipse that forms the base of the table on the left was used by the aeronautical industry at that time. Beyond the beauty of its form, it was probably used also because it represented the symbol of the modern era: the airplane. The table, however, was not introduced in the market: the “ tube d’avion” was not easy to find, and the table itself required a great amount of careful soldering and polishing. But above all the line was considered too futuristic at that time. Left: matt black lacquered elliptical steel tube base, equipped with four adjustable supports. Glass top. Right: matt black lacquered steel frame. Polished chrome tubular steel legs. Glass top. Also available in different sizes.

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Dimensions W120 D80 H37 cm
Inspired by Le Corbusier
Line Tables
Model Coffee Table
Structure Schema C10
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.