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Le Corbusier - Miniature - Highly Comfortable Armchair (1928)



When he crafted this armchair Le Corbusier highlighted one feature: the clear distinction between the load-bearing frame and supported elements. In concurrence with its programmatic name »Grand Confort«, the armchair's tubular steel frame and the five voluminous, orthogonal leather cushions evoke both comfort and formal reduction. He was a visionary architect, furniture designer and 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, it 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.

Le Corbusier referred to his LC2 as a "cushion basket," which he designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. This piece reverses the standard structures of chairs by having frames that are externalized. The idea was to offer all the comfort of a padded surface while applying the elegant minimalism and industrial rationale of the International Style.

Technical Specifications

• Dimensions: 4.75"H x 5"W x 4.5"D
• Scale 1:6
• Material: Nickel-plated tubular steel, leather cushions
• 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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