A hallmark of contemporary design, this chaise longue was created by three architects who were forerunners of the International Style. An adjustable chromed-steel cradle rests on a black steel base. Broad rubber straps support the upholstered cushion with attached headrest and double-reinforced edge stitching to maintain its shape over time. Manufactured by Cassina under license by the Le Corbusier Foundation.
Part of a series of metal furniture known as Equipment intérieur de l’habitation, the chaise was originally shown at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929, when it was produced in limited numbers. Cassina acquired the exclusive rights to Le Corbusier’s furniture designs in 1965. In reconstructing the chairs, Cassina has carefully studied the original documents-including prototypes, drawings, and sketches-and collaborated with Perriand and the Le Corbusier Foundation to maintain the integrity of the furniture. Each piece is stamped with the official Corbu stamp and numbered to ensure its authenticity.