Mooooooove over boring seating… We have an ASTONISHING pair of Basculant LC1 Sling Chairs by Le Corbusier!! They are absolutely stunning and comprised of minimalist chrome plated tubular steel frames, spring seat platform and back cross straps, black leather arm rest straps, and they feature a handsome brown, white, and black multicolored hair-on cowhide leather upholstery. IT. IS. BEAUTIFUL!!! The Le Corbusier Basculant LC1 Sling Chair is the best-known version of the reinterpretation of the British “officers chair”… and now they need to be YOUR chairs. A side note: The owner of our store personally knows that these were purchased pre-owned around 1977, so we know that these chairs were made prior to that date. Probably 1950-1970’s. Thonet was the original manufacturer in the 1930’s and in 1960 Cassina obtained those rights. So even though they are not marked they are most likely Thonet or Cassina. Either way, they are FABULOUS!!! The seats are ergonomic in design with a back angle creating supreme comfort and the clean lines establish a timeless appeal. This pair will blend in beautifully with your other Bauhaus or Art Deco style furnishings or they will make a bold statement on their own. They will be wonderful seating across from the sofa in the living room, as occasional seating in the family room, in your bedroom or dressing area, or facing the fireplace in the study. The captivating combination of the chrome plated tubular steel and the natural cowhide exude warmth and luxury while remaining stylish and functional. These chairs are EXACTLY what the designer ordered!!
Le Corbusier was born in 1887 as Charles Edouard Jeanneret and is widely considered the most important Modernist chair designer in France. He began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after seeing a model apartment designed by the architect Charlotte Perriland whom he invited to join his studio. His cousin Pierre Jeanneret also collaborated on many of his designs and Thonet was the first manufacturer of his designs in the 1930’s. Along with Walter Gropius, Mies Van der Rohe, and Theo Van Doesburg, Le Corbusier was considered the father of Modernism. He created a range of chairs that express his ideas with great sophistication. The Le Corbusier Basculant Chair allows you to effortlessly adjust the reclining position for your guaranteed comfort. The Le Corbusier Basculant Sling Chair LC1 is the best-known version of the reinterpretation of the British “officers chair”. The Le Corbusier Basculant LC1 Sling Chair was designed in 1928 for the furnishing of a villa in the Ville d’ Avray and utilizes exposed structural elements with hide leather seat and back with banded armrests and was first exhibited at the Salon D’ Automne in 1929 with such icons as the chaise lounge and the Grand Confort collection. Le Corbusier’s impact on furniture continues to impact current design today.
Timeless style, superb comfort, and an iconic designer…. This pair of Le Corbusier Basculant LC1 Sling Chairs has it ALL!!! And the cowhide is AWESOME!!! You know you love them! Make them YOURS!!