The overriding theme is colour, around which Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand develop essential reflections. Today, alongside the better known chrome-plated pieces in black leather, Cassina enhances the seven tones established for its metal frame structure. The company proposes them in innumerable combinations with a fabric collection approved by Le Corbusier Foundation, and the heirs of Jeanneret and Perriand. The collection comprises a series of combinations that can be recreated virtually at www.cassina.com/LCcolour. A specific web configurator gives visitors the chance to see a preview and evaluate the aesthetic effect of combinations in order to choose the ideal pairing. This versatility increases the usage possibilities of each item of furniture, according to the authentic spirit of Le Corbusier.
The design idea of deconstructing the seat into its base elements of supporting frame/cushions is further enhanced. The LC2 model is now also proposed with down padding, whilst the versions in dacron® in both the LC2 and LC3 models are even softer. All elements are designed to highlight the relationship between cushion/content and metal frame/container. The result is a product with an even richer and pleasantly lived-in look.
Cassina has also worked on the textures of the upholstery materials. In the basic covers of category X leather, a new extremely soft and pleasantly tactile leather is introduced. Its sensorial qualities make every piece of furniture even more welcoming and attuned to individual desires.
As well as the distinctive symbol of authenticity of the Cassina brand (which includes a progressive production number, the signatures of the designers and the Cassina I Maestri logo) found on all models, the Cassina signature will now also be visible on the base of the metallic frames of the LC2, LC3 and LC4 seats. This logo indicates that Cassina is the only company with exclusive international rights to reproduce Le Corbusiner furniture. This is in accordance with Fondazione Le Corbusier and the heirs of the codesigners that, since 1964, have chosen Cassina as their exclusive spokesperson due to its sensibility and respect for the original project, as well as its consolidated production expertise.
LC3 Special Edition
Armchair with light blue glossy enamelled frame. Cushions with padding in feather, natural leather upholstery outside and flax inside.
Special edition, limited at 500 pieces.