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LC3 Le Grand Confort Arm Chair

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  • Photograph of LC3 Le Grand Confort Arm Chair
  • Photograph of LC3 Le Grand Confort Arm Chair
  • Photograph of LC3 Le Grand Confort Arm Chair

In 1929, Le Corbusier turned the traditional club chair inside out – and created a design icon. The LC3 Chair, also known as Le Grand Confort Armchair, was part of a ground-breaking furniture group that took the lowly chair and sofa frame out of hiding and put it on display as a dramatic and visible component of the design.

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Le Grand Confort Armchair : Black Full Aniline Italian Leather

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Le Grand Confort Armchair: Vintage Full Aniline Italian Leather

Vintage Full Aniline Italian Leather £1142.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Le Grand Confort Arm Chair : Antique Full Aniline Italian Leather

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The Full Story

The resulting chair, a simple, tubular steel structure fitted with almost decadently comfortable down wrapped, leather-covered cushions, was a plump, upholstered answer to the lean art deco aesthetic that dominated the era. Amazingly, the chair, which debuted at the 1929 Salon d’Automne art exhibition in Paris, is as relevant, fresh and modern today as it was when it was first seen in the 1920s.

The Le Corbusier group, which on this particular project included Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, referred to their LC3 and the similar, smaller-scaled LC2 collections as “cushion baskets,” created to provide a modernist take on the ubiquitous club chair. On the Grand Confort seats, the cushions are held in place without being attached to the frame, providing the comfort of a well-padded chair while still adhering to the industrial and minimalist principals of modernism’s International Style.

Perhaps the chair endures today because the man who created it was more than just a furniture designer. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret Gris adopted the single name Le Corbusier to demonstrate his belief that anyone could reinvent oneself – a practice that was in vogue among many leading artists in 1920’s Paris. Le Corbusier was an architect and urban theorist who pursued his vision of “the good society” for over 40 years. Not all of his ideas of utopian urban living are still relevant today, but LC3 Le Grand Confort chair remains a fixture in elegant, modern homes and offices around the world, nearly eight decades after it was first created.

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