Cassina to Relaunch Corbusier’s LC5 Sofa in Milan

Cassina to Relaunch Corbusier’s LC5 Sofa in Milan

Launching at the Salone del Mobile 2014, Cassina‘s latest sofa is a design taken directly from Le Corbusier's apartment.

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Cassina will launch a new larger version of Corbusier’s classic LC5 sofa at next month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Le Corbusier designed the LC5 sofa with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand for the living room of his apartment on rue Nungesser-et-Coli 24 in Paris where, in 1934, he moved to with his wife Yvonne. The apartment, which is still located on the top floor of the building, was divided into two parts, one dedicated to his atelier and the other to his private life.

The LC5 sofa was re-edited for the first time by Cassina in 1974 in one single size with a chrome frame. Following a thorough analysis of archival documentation, carried out in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation and the heirs of the co-authors, the sofa has today been redeveloped with new finishes and larger proportions compared to this first edition.

The new generously proportioned design was developed using the original sofa from the Parisian apartment as reference. The back-rest which continues down to the base of the frame and the large cushions, upholstered with leather or fabric and padded with feathers, provides a more comfortable seat. The metal frame, with its contemporary and immediately recognizable form, is now available in the seven colors of the collection - shiny chromed metal or glossy basalt, grey, light blue, green, burgundy and ochre varnish, or matt black varnish.

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About the Manufacturer: Established in 1927 in Northern Italy, Cassina has been designing the future for eighty-five years. Particularly in the 1950s, the company launched industrial design in Italy seeking to encourage and pave the way for architects and designers to envision fresh designs and translate their inspirations into reality through experimentation, research and innovation-providing the foundations for which the company is still based on today. Since then, Cassina has confirmed its authentic, creative and intellectual design prowess by consistently working side-by-side with the most talented individuals from both the 20th and 21st centuries, including architects and designers with quite diverse sensibilities, styles and creative spirits, including Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Franco Albini, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gio Ponti, Vico Magistretti, Philippe Starck and Gaetano Pesce.

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