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LE CORBUSIER (Switzerland, 1887 - France, 1965)...

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LE CORBUSIER (Switzerland, 1887 - France, 1965) and CHARLOTTE PERRIAND (France, 1903 - 1999) for CASSINA. LC6 table. Original design from 1928. Edition of the 1980s. Tubular steel base with black finish. Glass top. It shows signs of use, wear and tear and a chipped corner. Measurements: 72 x 210 x 100 cm. The interest of the LC6 table lies in its refined steel and glass structure. On the one hand, the black chromed steel base gives stability and a robust appearance to the furniture; on the other hand, the rectangular glass tabletop, with its sharp edges, provides lightness and weightlessness. Designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the base is inspired by the oval profiles used in aeronautical design to maintain the distance between the wings of biplanes. The result of their masterful design work is this multifunctional table, which can be used both in the office and at home. Architectural theorist, architect, designer and painter Swiss, naturalized French, Le Corbusier is considered one of the clearest exponents of the Modern Movement in architecture, and one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He developed a new architecture based on five points that would be key to the development of this discipline from then on: the free plan, the garden-terrace, the "pilotis", the longitudinal window and the free facade. Among his most outstanding architectural projects are the Swiss Pavilion of the Cité Universitaire de Paris, the Unité d'Habitation in Marseille and the chapel of Notre Dame du Aut. in Ronchamp. As a furniture designer, Le Corbusier made his first creations with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, obtaining the definitive impulse in the Paris Decorative Arts Exhibition of 1925. Already his first chairs and armchairs were conceived in terms of comfort, and based on anthropometric studies that guarantee a total adaptability to the body. The first design that Le Corbusier created, together with Jeanneret and Perriand, was the LC1 chair, presented in 1928 and characterized by a height-adjustable backrest that allowed the user to choose the most comfortable posture. He would continue to work along these lines, and at the 1929 Salon d'Automne du Design he presented his LC4 chaise longue, a purist and radical design that has become a classic today. Equally well known are his LC2, LC3 and LC5 designs, one-, two- and three-seater sofas designed to revolutionize the mass production of modern furniture. We must also highlight the design of stools and dining chairs, such as the LC7, presented at the 1929 Salon d'Automne or the LC8. Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand sought to design furniture for all rooms of the house, and so they created pieces like the LC9, a stool for the bathroom, very simple, with fabric seat. Le Corbusier also created other types of furniture, such as tables and shelves. His designs are currently edited by the Italian company Cassina, and are present in important collections such as the MoMA in New York or the Victoria & Albert in London. It presents marks of use, wear, and a chip in one corner.