Le Corbusier, 1928
Chaise longue à réglage continu/ Le Corbusier/Jeanneret/ Perriand, 1928
Steel, chrome-plated and painted, leather, steel springs, rubber, scale 1:6
At the end of 1927, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret joined forces to put the „apartment furnishing” concept into practice. Visitors to the 1929 Autumn Salon were able to study the program for „L‘Equipement de L‘Habitation”, co-authored by all three designers. Thereafter, from 1930 to 1939, a small number of the seats and tables were produced by Thonet. Prior to this, in 1928, the designers had commissioned individual craftsmen with manufacturing furniture for Villa La Roche and Villa Church.
The chaise longue à réglage continu is a construction, in which the recliner is not attached to the frame. This allows the tilt of the chair to be adjusted smoothly without any mechanical devices being necessary. Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand wished to prove with their chaise longue that furniture made of materials which were new for the 20th century could be more than just what they called metal furniture „for hospitals and bistros”. The designs were rendred strikingly elegant by opting for coverings made of simple curtain material decorated in leather, as well as the use of foal or calf leather covers pulled taut using steel springs.
Manufacturers of the full scale (1:1) model - since 1965 Cassina S.p.A., Meda/Milano