LC Type 3 Armchair
Armchair with tubular steel frame in polished chrome. Cushions in expanded foam and goose feather on the seat. Upholstery in Verona leather or Liguria leather. LC3 Armchair MADE IN ITALY.
The Le Corbusier LC3 armchair is a version from another famous LC2 serie from Le Corbusier. This LC3 armchair is known as Le Corbusier’s “Women’s-Armchair”. Being lower, wider and cushioned tighter than the LC2 armchair the LC3 is an alternative or even a complement to the “Armchair of the century”. As the LC2 armchair the LC3 is also an inherent part in modern home decor. The feature that sets the LC sofas apart from the rest is its external frame. Rather than being on the sofa interior as found in conventional designs, the steel frame of the LC Sofa is placed on the outside and outlines the shape of the couch.
In 1887 Le Corbusier was born as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland). He went to an Art School to become a watch engraver in this centre of Swiss watch industry. However, his teacher, L’Eplattenier, persuaded him to become an architect. After having had problems with Schwob he decided to leave Switzerland for France and to adopt the name Le Corbusier. He swore never to come back to Switzerland. After the World War I he totally changed his style to help build up France. This is where he developed the new construction method that he called ‘Plan Libre.’ He allowed himself some liberty for the first time when designing Ronchamp in 1950. Often he worked together with his nephew Pierre Jeanneret. Undoubtedly one of his greatest works is the design of the city of Chandigar (India). This project included the design of all the public buildings for this city. In 1965 he died while swimming near his Cabanon in Saint Martin (the south of France).