LC3 Sofa by Le Corbusier
This sofa was designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand in 1928 and upholstered with dacron black leather upholstery on a metal frame made in Italy by Cassina. The LC3 features unconnected cushions, enclosed in a chrome steel tube cage that constitutes the primary support system.
Le Corbusier group referred to their LC2 and LC3 Collections (1928) as “cushion baskets,” which they designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. These pieces reverse the standard structures of sofas and chairs by having frames that are externalized. With thick, resilient pillows resting within the steel frames, the idea was to offer all the comfort of a padded surface while applying the elegant minimalism and industrial rationale of the International Style. The resulting aesthetic of the simple tubular structure is remarkably relevant to how we live today, almost 90 years later.