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The LC4 Chaise Longue chaise lounge

From the history of design in a nutshell.
The LC4 Chaise Longue chaise lounge, nicknamed the “relaxing machine” (Leisure Machine), was designed by Le Corbusier with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret in 1928. First presented at the Salon d 'Automne in Paris in 1929.

The rounded frame of steel tubes with a bend, repeating the bends of the human body and a thin mattress upholstered in leather. The mechanism fixes the chaise lounge in reclining position and lying down.

Le Corbusier talked about his plan in the following way: "I imagined a cowboy from the Wild West who smokes a cigar with his legs thrown back onto the mantelpiece above his head."
The bends of the frame obtained by the method of seamless welding. The base for the mattress is a lattice of tightly stretched tapes. More common are the LC4 sun loungers, covered in the spotted skin of a cow or pony. There is also an option in beige fabric and leather. The head roll is attached to the frame with a leather belt.

The 110th anniversary of the birth of French architect Charlotte Perriant was timed to release the limited edition LC4 CP in conjunction with Louis Vuitton, which proposed to make the surface of natural cowhide leather beige color with dark brown inserts for the headrest and legs, which resembles the design of famous Louis Vuitton bags.

Initially, there was a serial number on the frame of the chaise longue, and over time additional marks were added to it, testifying to the authenticity. Since 2010, the complete set: the serial number (located on the frame near the headboard, must match the number on the certificate), as well as the logos of Cassina and the collection I Maestri and autographs of all three authors of the chair (on the basis of ferrous metal).

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