Le Corbusier, ‘Pair of LC2 Petit Modèle lounge chairs, Italy’, Rago/Wright
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Pair of LC2 Petit Modèle lounge chairs, Italy

Chromed steel, fabric
26 1/2 × 30 × 27 1/2 in
67.3 × 76.2 × 69.9 cm
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Rago/Wright

mid to late-20th C.

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Stamped manufacturer marks and numbers to frames, embroidered decking
Manufacturer
Cassina
Le Corbusier
French-Swiss, 1887–1965
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Le Corbusier was visionary writer, theorist, and architect, and a lesser-known painter. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he adopted his moniker when he began to author architectural designs and paintings. He had a fascination with proportion, modularity, and geometry, often taking his cue from classical architecture theory. His designs, however, were modernist and industrial. He fondly called houses “machines for living in,” and said that the base principal for design is that “it must be beautiful.” Le Corbusier was interested in solving what he called the problem of urban co-habitation, and produced a great number of designs for houses and apartment buildings. Le Corbusier worked at the atelier of Peter Behrens, the training grounds of other architectural masters like Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

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mid to late-20th C.

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Stamped manufacturer marks and numbers to frames, embroidered decking
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Cassina
Le Corbusier
French-Swiss, 1887–1965
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Le Corbusier was visionary writer, theorist, and architect, and a lesser-known painter. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he adopted his moniker when he began to author architectural designs and paintings. He had a fascination with proportion, modularity, and geometry, often taking his cue from classical architecture theory. His designs, however, were modernist and industrial. He fondly called houses “machines for living in,” and said that the base principal for design is that “it must be beautiful.” Le Corbusier was interested in solving what he called the problem of urban co-habitation, and produced a great number of designs for houses and apartment buildings. Le Corbusier worked at the atelier of Peter Behrens, the training grounds of other architectural masters like Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

Pair of LC2 Petit Modèle lounge chairs, Italy

Chromed steel, fabric
26 1/2 × 30 × 27 1/2 in
67.3 × 76.2 × 69.9 cm
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