Concrete LC2 by Stephan Zwicky

Concrete LC2 by Stephan Zwicky
With the motto “Grand confort, Sans confor, Dommage a Corbu”, or “Sorry Corbu, a Grand comfort without comfort” Stephan Zwicky created this Concrete LC2.

I had featured this chair earlier, but the reason I repeat it is that it wasn’t until I read Fabio Novembre’s blogpost that I realized this was an ode to le Corbusier.

Chairs in Words

You have undoubtedly seen these chairs before but it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen them like this: the iconic chairs Barcelona by Mies van der Rohe and LC-2 by Le Corbusier get an artsy makeover in the form of art prints by Etsy user Sarah Schmid.

Lounge Chair B306 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Periand

Lounge Chair B306 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte
Lounge Chair B306 by Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret), his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand

Estimate Euro 50,000 – 70,000 ($70,367 – $98,514)
Price Realized Euro 121,000 ($171,807)

Sale 1000, Les Collections du Chateau de Gourdon, 29 – 31 March 2011, Paris, France

An adjustable ‘B306’ chaise longue, with chromed tubular steel frame and black-painted pressed and folded steel platform, by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, with woven-wool textile seat covering, produced by Thonet Frères, Paris, 1930.

Illustrating Le Corbusier’s conviction that furnishings should be ‘machines for living’, the chaise was one of several influential designs conceived 1928-1929 by Le Corbusier, his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. The present example is an early version, dating to around early 1930 when the design was first retailed, as evidenced by the raised rear support legs which conform to the April 1929 patent drawings accepted by Thonet. Shortly after serial manufacture commenced, the rear legs were reduced in height to correspond to those at the front. An apparently identical example, also with raised rear legs and hand-woven textile covering, is in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany. An example of the revised design, with all legs of equal height, was presented by Charlotte Perriand at the UAM exhibition of July 1930.

via Christie’s.

LC2 and LC3 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand

LC2 and LC3 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand

Le Corbusier LC2 Armchair + LC2 Loveseat + LC2 3-Seater for Euro 2899.00 in stead of Euro 4497.00.

Chromium plating steel-tubular frame Foam material cushions
down padded with black leather cover.
Delivery time approx. 3 – 6 weeks

Via Bauhaus Stars [discontinued, but I wanted some LC2 and LC3 photos…what can you do]

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on November 26, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Five Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Periand Tubular Swivel Chairs

Le Corbusier 7

Five Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Periand Tubular Swivel Chairs
DESIGNED 1928

At Christie’s