LC4 Chaise Lounge
Le Corbusier (1887–1965, Swiss-French); Pierre Jeanneret (1896–1967, Swiss); Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999, French)
polished and painted steel and leather
28 x 63 x 22 1/2 inches
Architect Le Corbusier frequently collaborated with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and with designer Charlotte Perriand on furniture for his buildings. This particular chaise lounge was exhibited in the interior the trio designed for the 1929 Salon d’ Automne (Autumn Salon or annual exhibition held in Paris since 1903). The LC4, with its ability to adjust to a number of relaxing positions, was dubbed the “relaxing or resting machine” by Le Corbusier. With its tubular steel and ergonomic design the LC4 is the epitome of machine age aesthetic and follows Le Corbusier’s architectural ideology that a house was a “machine for living.” It also exemplifies Jeanneret and Perriand’s furniture experimentation with tubular steel and industrial products.
ON VIEW in Bauhaus Gallery 5
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art