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Le Corbusier - Miniature - Chaise Lounge (1928)



Among all the chairs from the furniture design world, this one is internationally famous and renowned for being the most comfortable one. It was crafted by Le Corbusier, a visionary architect and furniture designer that believed that form should follow function. This focus on utilitarian design became his obsession. He was also the father of modern urban residence and habitat concepts.

This Vitra collectible miniature design chair is constructed to the exact specifications of the original, right down to the last detail. Because each miniature modern chair is so true to the original, the miniature chair is not only a valuable collector "item or decorative item, but also an ideal illustrative material for universities, colleges of design and architects. The Vitra miniatures collection presents the most important classics of modern furniture history in miniature scale.

This chair is a construction, in which the recliner is not attached to the frame. This allows the tilt of the chair to be adjusted smoothly without any mechanical devices being necessary. It was dubbed the "relaxing machine" because of the way it mirrors the body's natural curves while appearing to float above its supports. An infinite number of sitting angles are achievable with the LC4, as the moveable frame adjusts along the base. It is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Le Corbusier wished to prove with his long chair that furniture made of materials which were new for the 20th century could be more than just what they called metal furniture "for hospitals and bistros".

Technical Specifications

• Dimensions: 4"H x 10.5"W x 3.5"D
• Scale 1:6
• Material: chromed steel, lacquered metal, leather
• Manufacturer of the full-scale 1:1 model: since 1965 Cassina S.p.A., Meda/Milano
• Ships in a small wooden Vitra box which is perfect for storage or display

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris) was a Swiss-French architect. By moving urban architecture into the technological era, he perpetuated the idea that architecture can serve utilitarian and utopic purposes. His style arose from his desire to provide better and more practical living conditions for residents of crowded cities. above all, he remains one of the most influential architects of the 20th-century.
During his career, he constructed buildings throughout Europe, India, and America, and he impressed with his talents around the world. He was also an accomplished painter and also devoted to various other art forms. He adopted the name Le Corbusier in 1920, probably after a growing dissatisfaction with the Cubist movement. Considered to be the master of modern architecture, Le Corbusier has only been matched by Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a founding member of the Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM) and has hugely influenced urban planning. Eventually, his plans and vision will go down as some of the most important in architectural history.


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