LC4 Chaise Lounge
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Le Corbusier described his Chaise Lounge as the "real machine for
rest. " It made its initial appearance at the Villa Church, Ville d'
Avray in a prototype version. As with the other models of Le Corbusier,
the Chaise Longue was first presented to the public at the Salon d'
Automne des Artistes Dhcorateurs in Paris in 1929. It is reminiscent
of the famous chaise of Thonet, the bentwood being translated into
tubular steel. In the archives of L'Esprit Nouveau there is a folder
advertising an adjustable lounge chair, "Le Surrepos" designed by Dr.
Pascuad which certainly directly inspired Le Corbusier. The Chaise
Longue of Le Corbusier was first put into production by Thonet France
who, in all probability, constructed the first prototype. In the early
1930's it was produced, under Thonet license, by the Swiss company,
Embru. The Chaise Longue in its present form was reintroduced in 1959
by Heidi Weber of Zurich who worked on the re-edition directly with Le
Corbusier. Mrs. Weber modified the base substituting the elliptical tube
with an oval tube which was easier to obtain and work with.
a) Italian leather
d) Stainless steel frame
2) Dimensions: 167 x 58 x 85-30cm