Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand
Early numbered LC1 chair designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and manufactured by Cassina, Italy 1960. The LC1 is an icon and was originally designed in 1928 and was produced by Cassina from the 1960s. This is a very early production number 1509, which relates to the first productions by Cassina in the 1960s. Impressed signature, model number and production number.
Wim Den Boon (1912-1968) founded ‘Groep & together with Hein Stolle and Pierre Kleykam’, in 1945. The group’s ambition was to continue the purist and functionalist prewar ideals and aesthetic into the postwar period or ‘reconstruction period’ in The Netherlands. Many of the group’s designs can be seen in the magazine ‘Goed Wonen’ of which Den Boon was the editorial secretary from 1948-1950 and for which he wrote several articles. Den Boon’s dogmatic character and the austere tone of his articles resulted in some controversy, which resulted in Wim Den Boon’s resignation from the magazine in 1950.
This armchair (dated 1958) is registered and documented in the New Dutch Institute for Architecture, Design and Digital Technology (NI). Like much of Den Boon’s designs, the chair was designed as part of a complete interior. The chair comes with full provenance.