The LC4 is one of the world’s most recognisable furniture pieces, designed at the height of the Modernist movement. True to the Modernist principle of “form follows function”, it is the ideal chaise lounge.

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Why We Love It

Designed ergonomically, its seat accommodates the body’s natural curves and slide on a metal base to achieve numerous sitting angles. The structures yet sensuously curved piece has secured a permanent place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Who Designed It

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris – better known as Le Corbusier – was a Swiss-French architect, designer, writer and painter. He was one of the pioneering masters of Modernism. In 1922, he began working closely in Paris with his cousin, the architect Pierre Jeanneret. But it was only in 1928 that the pair designed the LC4 in collaboration with another architect, Charlotte Perriand. The partnership lasted till 1937 and was extremely successful in the world of furniture design.

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What It Inspired

Cassina has been exclusively producing the LC4 from 1964. Though considered to be the paradigm of the design trio’s work, it is just one in the LC Collection, which includes living and dining furniture. These were mostly designed in the late 1920s with the same distinctive, understated but sophisticated aesthetics. The LC4 is such a well-loved classic that, in 2014, Louis Vuitton collaborated with Cassina on a special version in cream and deep-brown leather, limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

The LC4 Le Corbusier chaise longue is available at Dream Interiors.