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!