It’s as clear as can be and originally stood in Le Corbusier’s living room: the “LC5” sofa. In 1934, Le Corbusier designed it what was for him unusually expansive sofa together with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand for his apartment in Paris’ Rue Nungesser et Coli 24, a first-floor flat that he moved into with his wife Yvonne and divided into a studio and a private apartment.
That said, the “LC5” Cassina is now bringing out as part of its “I Maestri Collection” is not entirely new. Back in 1974 there was a Cassina re-edition, but only in one side and exclusively with a chromed frame. Now, the archives of Corbusier and his colleagues have been scanned and the original from his Parisian apartment consulted – to re-launch the sofa in two sizes and with a different finish.
Thanks to feather-filled cushions, the “LC5”, now available as a two- or a three-seater, is comfy, be it with fabric or leather covers. As regards the characteristic metal frame, which makes the sofa seem so stretched, you can now choose between chrome and the colors of the LC collection. (tw)
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
April 8 through 13, 2014
Milan, Trade fair grounds, Rho
"Avant-garde Retro" at Cassina Milan Showroom
A celebration of the 40 years of the Maralunga sofa, a special installation of the limited edition LC4 CP chaise-longue by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, an homage by Cassina to Charlotte Perriand for the occasion of the 2014 Louis Vuitton Icônes Collection, and Cassina SimonCollezione
Cassina Milan Showroom: Via Durini 16, Milan
8/10 April 2014 10.00–19.00
9/11/12/13 April 2014 10.00-21.00.