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1928

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2017

2018

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Lounge, LC4, 1928

This is a Lounge. It was designed by Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris), Charlotte Periand and Pierre Jeanneret.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Brooklyn Museum as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1928. Its medium is wood, tubular steel, other metals, textile.

Interest in bending metal evolved primarily in Germany with the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Bauhaus, including Marcel Breuer. While Germany and Austria had a history of bent wood, German designers saw the impact of metal in modern interiors. Architect Le Corbusier teamed with his brother Pierre Jeanneret and designer Charlotte Perriand, addressing an interest in the human form when they brought this concept to France. This LC4 chair was purchased in Paris by Marian Willard Johnson, later owner of the Willard Gallery.

It is credited Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Miani Johnson in memory of her mother, Marian Willard Johnson, 2010.52.3.

  • Canapé Gondole, ca. 1925
  • carved indian rosewood, indian rosewood-veneered wood, brass, and linen velvet.
  • Private Midwest collection.
  • 32.2016.3

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Sandows No. 5 Side Chair, 1929
  • bent chromium-plated tubular steel, fiber, rubber.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Esme Usdan and from General Acquisitions....
  • 2006-17-1

Its dimensions are

71.8 x 53 x 153.7 cm (28 1/4 x 20 7/8 x 60 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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