Jul
11
2011

I Heart Corbusier’s Petit Armchair

Say Le Corbusier and all I can think of are his classic armchairs which I have been wanting for years (no decades!). I am specifically talking about the LC2 Petit Leather Armchair.

Talk about a classic of the classics. The Petit Armchair was designed by Le Corbusier (his real name is actually Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) in 1928 as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. It is part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

I have a hard time justifying the price of $4000+/each at the moment (and I do not want a reproduction). But one day. One day these beauties will move in with us. They are not only wickedly handsome, they are also very comfortable.

I have always liked the classic dark brown and cognac colors.

But am I the only one who did not know that they also come in vibrant colors? All news to me.

I saw this living room in the July issue of Homes & Gardens and almost flipped. LC2 chairs in orange with black steel frames!!!

I love this entire room. Fresh, comfortable and interesting. I also love rust/orange as an accent color. I use it quite a bit at my own house. I am  just missing one (max two) antiques for added warmth.

My beloved antique chess table (ca 1830) which I bought at a small castle in the southern parts of Sweden would fit right in. It fits in any kind of room (and nope, I am not selling it!) — traditional or modern.

True design classics never go out of style.

Hope you are enjoying the summer! We have more or less moved outside. My vitamin D-levels sometimes tend to be alarmingly low — I am really making up for it now!

Happy week!

Images: No. 1 via World Stop Brands, no. 2 via Dannmihalake, no. 3 via Nordiska Galleriet, no. 4 via Casa Sugar, no. 5 via Splendid Willow.
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24 Comments

  • That chair looks deliciously comfortable Mon! I can just imagine sinking in it and not wanting to get up!

    Glad you’re getting lots of sunshine! Wishing you a fantastic week! xoxo

  • I am not a modernist
    at.all, but this is
    so classic that it
    doesn’t even seem modern!
    {Does that even make
    sense??} It would look
    yummy in our library/
    hubby’s office : )
    Enjoy your Vit D.
    I have the same issue.
    xx Suzanne

  • So right!!!!! True design classics NEVER go out of style. Love these. On my way home from the lake. My vitamin D level is probably off the chart about now. Hugs!

  • Joe Clarke says:

    Classics indeed! Are you sure you are not selling that chess table! (;

    Have fun in the sun.

    Cheers!

    JC

  • Delishhh says:

    OHHH I LOVE THEM! Those are two chairs i could live with :) But if you can find them for less than $4K i would take them :) Bamsekram tillbaka!

  • yum. i’ll take two in cream, please. they do MAKE a room, don’t they? i have the vitamin d thing too. i do so much better in sunshine. and i feel and look like myself when i’m covered with freckles and bronze.

    have a lovely week and keep checking craigslist for vintage LC.

    love.

    michele

  • Arlene Howard says:

    These are wonderful chairs. Go to Fab.com (modern design flash sales). The chairs are offered today — good prices!

  • brianne says:

    Wow, I didn’t know they came in those fun colors either! I do like the cognac, though, for how classic they are. Can’t wait to see how you incorporate them some day :)

  • Rosa's Picks says:

    Of course, the chairs! But I am so jealous of your antique chess table!!

  • I am glad that you are spending loads of time outside and at the park Mon! Being in the sun is like medicine. I LOVE this armchair. Iconic and fabulous is all I can say!!! Hugs,
    Nancy xo

  • Love those chairs! We just spent 4 days outside camping by the ocean in Washington! Love that is has finally warmed up – but they say rain in the forecast – no happy about that :(

  • so gorgeous and sophisticated, and they just get better with age I’d bet!

    http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

  • Julia says:

    I know Le Corbusier mainly from his architecture projects, but these chairs looks very interesting too!

  • WOW, $4,000! We will take four, absolutely kidding unless we win the lottery! Of course that would mean we need to begin purchasing lottery tickets too.

    Very chic and classic chairs. I agree with dark brown or cognac.

    Have a terrific TUESDAY!

    XO,
    Renee and Angela

  • paula says:

    true design classics never go out of style… so perfectly said. It sort has become my mantra. I only want what I LOVE.

  • timeless! love this post, Mon! just by seeing the image of Le Corbusier I feel inspired. I see the Notre Dame du Haut (Ronchamp) every day – it’s the background on the notebook of my husband. wonderful post! millions hugs to you

  • I’ve always loved those chairs, and they are comfy! I love the idea of the chess set between them…Maryanne xo

  • Livelikeyou says:

    Monika! I’m back in the US and back to visiting blogland…Did you launch the new store? I’ve been missing out on everything–speak soon xxxx

  • oh yes, nothing like true classics! love these chairs. hope you’re having a lovely week, Mon! xo

  • Stacey says:

    Love the Le Corbusier too, but i most passionate about the Womb Chair. I sat in one at a DWR store and fell even deeper in love. It’s so expensive though and of course, one has to also get the matching ottoman to complete the look and for the “full experience”. Also, like you i will not buy a reproduction, but one day i will own one:-). XX

  • I love them in the classic brown leather as well. Sorry I haven’t been here in awhile – it’s summer!!

  • Timeless classics, I love these chairs too!

    Meera xx

  • This is SUCH a classic… the price is definitely justifiable for such a timeless piece that can be enjoyed right now and then passed down for years and years to come. I can very much see it with some antiques as you have or all modern spaces. (Ahh, here goes the sales person in me!) I can just see you having this—especially in that orange—irresistible!

    Hope you are outside right now, enjoying time with your children and your beautiful yard—Summer living is the best :)

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