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A Homage to Charlotte Perriand by Cassina and Louis Vuitton

December 11, 2013

In memory of the 110th anniversary of Charlotte Perriand’s birth, a limited edition of the LC4 chaise-longue designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand has been released.

A limited edition (1000 pieces) of the evocative LC4 chaise-longue designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand will be officially presented at Design Miami/Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 in memory of the 110th anniversary of Charlotte Perriand’s birth.

An intriguing female icon from the Modern Movement, Charlotte Perriand was passionate about travelling, photography, architecture and design. Her curiosity and intuition led her to create visionary designs with a refined minimalism.

Considered as the ultimate ‘relaxing machine’ this object has always been special for Charlotte Perriand as it perfectly reflects her idea of functional furniture which caters to the natural human form to create maximum comfort.

The inspiration for this LC4 version dates back to the then controversial – now renowned – photo of Charlotte Perriand relaxing on one of the first models of the chaise-longue with a self-supporting mattress attached directly to the frame.

The LC4 CP tribute edition has been developed using Louis Vuitton’s expertise in saddlery craftsmanship: it has the same self-supporting mattress as the first model but in light pink natural saddle-leather and a contrasting dark brown saddle-leather for the foot and headrest, all supplied by Louis Vuitton tannery.

Characteristic details can be particularly recognised in the yellow stitching of the natural saddle leather and the elegant leather headrest straps which recall the workmanship of the Louis Vuitton signature handbags. Each basalt coloured base carries the dedicationHommage de Cassina à Charlotte Perriand à l’occasion de la Collection Icones 2014 de Louis Vuitton” and is authenticated with the progressive limited edition production number, and the authors’ signatures along with the Cassina I Maestri logo are engraved, as always, on the chrome structure

This distinctive design icon will be available at premium Cassina boutiques around the world, with Cassina being the only authorised company to manufacture furniture designed by Charlotte Perriand.


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