Corbusier Swivel Chair
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The Corbusier Swivel Chair is a practical and beautiful piece. Stainless steel is used for the frame to ensure durability. It has been nicely polished to prevent rusting and chipping. For displayed chair, genuine aniline leather is upholstered for the backrest, seat and armrest. Together, they create the ultimate experience in relaxation. Minute details have been taken care of such as the steel joints which have been welded and sanded to remove imperfections. The Swivel Chair is visually stimulating and luxuriously comfortable. It is a fascinating example of the genius vision of Le Corbusier.Material & Feature:
- Frame structure: highly polished#304 grade tubular stainless steel frame with chrome finish; silver welded joints
- Seat cushion: high elasticity dacron-wrapped foam with genuine down feather layer
- 360 degree swivel
- Fabric, Top Grain/Aniline Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
- All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
* All measurements are approximations.
- Width: 24" x Depth:21" x Height: 29"
- Seat Height: 20"
He was born as Charles-douard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1914) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a small city in Neuchtel canton in north-western Switzerland, in the Jura mountains, just 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) across the border from France.
Le Corbusier began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after inviting the architect, Charlotte Perriand, to join his studio. His cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, also collaborated on many of the designs. Before the arrival of Perriand, Le Corbusier relied on ready-made furniture to furnish his projects, such as the simple pieces manufactured by Thonet, the company that manufactured his designs in the 1930s.
In 1928, Le Corbusier and Perriand began to put the expectations for furniture Le Corbusier outlined in his 1925 book L'Art Decoratif d'aujourd'hui into practice. In the book he defined three different furniture types: type-needs, type-furniture, and human-limb objects. He defined human-limb objects as:"Extensions of our limbs and adapted to human functions that are type-needs and type-functions, therefore type-objects and type-furniture. The human-limb object is a docile servant. A good servant is discreet and self-effacing in order to leave his master free. Certainly, works of art are tools, beautiful tools. And long live the good taste manifested by choice, subtlety, proportion, and harmony".
The first results of the collaboration were three chrome-plated tubular steel chairs designed for two of his projects, The Maison la Roche in Paris and a pavilion for Barbara and Henry Church. The line of furniture was expanded for Le Corbusier"s 1929 Salon d"Automne installation,"Equipment for the Home".