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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    France (designed)

  • Date:

    1928 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Corbusier, born 1887 - died 1965 (designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    chromium plated tubular steel, leather and calfskin

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.495-1969

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pivoting backrest, chromium plated steel tube frame with brown and white calfskin over suspension springs. Arms in leather.

Place of Origin

France (designed)

Date

1928 (designed)

Artist/maker

Le Corbusier, born 1887 - died 1965 (designed)

Materials and Techniques

chromium plated tubular steel, leather and calfskin

Dimensions

Height: 64.1 cm From Grey File, Depth: 64.1 cm From Grey File, Width: 59 cm From Grey File

Object history note

Le Corbusier 1887-1965, France. Architect, Painter and Sculptor. Armchair L.C.1 (Basculant). Designed 1928.
First exhibited Salon D’Automne 1929. First ed. Thonet 1929, ed. Cassina 1965.

Description of V&A 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, right, and first exhibited at the Salon d’Automne Paris 1929. The three chairs 8-10 were designed in association with Charlotte Perriand.

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)."

Descriptive line

Le Corbusier 1887-1965, France. Armchair L.C.1 (Basculant). Designed 1928. Pivoting backrest, chromium plated steel tube frame with brown and white calfskin over suspension springs. Arms in leather. First exhibited Salon D’Automne 1929. First ed. Thonet 1929, ed. Cassina 1965.

Materials

Steel; Chromium; Calfskin; Leather

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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