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Chaise longue
  • Chaise longue
    Perriand, Charlotte, born 1903 - died 1999
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Chaise longue

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (possibly, manufactured)
    Milan (possibly, manufactured)

  • Date:

    1928 (designed)
    1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Perriand, Charlotte, born 1903 - died 1999 (designed)
    Jeanneret, Pierre, born 1896 - died 1967 (designed by)
    Le Corbusier, born 1887 - died 1965 (designed by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromium-plated steel tube self-adjusting frame. Pony skin seat/back. Leather-covered head pad. Rubber slats with a fur cover

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.426:4-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Chromium-plated steel tube self-adjusting frame. Pony skin seat/back on steel tension springs; leather covered head pad is separate and secured with black leather straps. The long curve of the underside of the chaise lounge rests on two struts (rubber covered) of a matt black finish mild steel base with four legs.

Place of Origin

Britain (possibly, manufactured)
Milan (possibly, manufactured)

Date

1928 (designed)
1965 (made)

Artist/maker

Perriand, Charlotte, born 1903 - died 1999 (designed)
Jeanneret, Pierre, born 1896 - died 1967 (designed by)
Le Corbusier, born 1887 - died 1965 (designed by)

Materials and Techniques

Chromium-plated steel tube self-adjusting frame. Pony skin seat/back. Leather-covered head pad. Rubber slats with a fur cover

Dimensions

Height: 85 cm From grey file, Length: 160 cm From grey file, Width: 59 cm From grey file

Object history note

Chaise Lounge designed by Le Corbusier (1887-1965) in association with Charlotte Perriand and made by GEBRUDER-Thonet, Vienna, and Paris; reproductions made from 1965 by Aram Designs Limited (UK) and Cassina, Milan (Europe). Used for the Villa in Ville D’Avray, 1928-1929. French; 1928. The chaise lounge was first shown at the Salon D’Automne in Paris, 1929.

Description of Craftsman from Hollis, R. 1970. Modern Chairs:1918-1970. The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London: Architect, city-planner, writer and painter. Born 1887, died 1965. Trained La Chaux-de-Fonds Art School, Switzerland. Worked under the architect Peter Behrens in Berlin (with Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius) own office from 1917, Paris. Arguably the most famous architect, of any country, in the twentieth century: himself a prolific writer, he has been the subject of innumerable studies. A catalogue of his complete work, edited by W. Boesiger, has appeared in seven volumes but is available in condensed version (London 1960). His own My Work was published in 1960, in the same year as the biography Le Corbusier: Architecture and Form by Peter Blake (London).

Description of similar object from Hollis, R. 1970. Modern Chairs:1918-1970. The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London: Used by Corbusier in the furnishing of a villa in Ville D’Avray, 1928-29, and first exhibited at Salon d’Automne Paris 1929. The three chairs 8-10 were designed in association with Charlotte Perriand.

Descriptive line

Chaise Lounge designed by Le Corbusier (1887-1965) in association with Charlotte Perriand and made by GEBRUDER-Thonet, Vienna, and Paris; reproductions made from 1965 by Aram Designs Limited (UK) and Cassina, Milan (Europe).

Materials

Steel; Pony skin; Rubber; Fur; Leather

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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