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LC50 Anniversary at Cassina

LC Collection 50th Anniversary

This year, 2015, sees the 50th anniversary of Cassina's production of the iconic LC range of designs by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. The rights for the designs - created mostly in 1927 and 1928 - had passed to Le Corbusier's great friend and agent Swiss-born art dealer Heidi Weber in 1959 and the rights to manufacture the designs were granted to Cassina in 1965, shortly before Le Corbusier's death from a heart attack whilst swimming off Roquebrune Cap Martin - just below Eileen Gray's famous Villa E1027.

LC2 Chair and LC9 Stool

To celebrate this anniversary, Cassina has introduced technical innovations that make the furniture considerably 'greener' than before. They have ceased using hexavalent Chrome plating and replaced it with trivalent chrome plating - a considerably less toxic alternative thanks to lower chromium concentration levels, less air emmisions and consequently less toxic waste.

LC2 Chair

In addition, a revised colour palette of semi-matt lacquer finishes has been introduced based on new scientific evidence from research on the earliest models.

New semi-matt enamel colours The LCX range of leathers has now also been made totally organic with outstanding global credentials and the colour palette updated with subtle natural tones. The range of Saddle leather colours for the LC1 Chair has also been extended, from 8 colours to 16, and is also now available on the LC9 Stool - along with a natural woven rattan seat.

LC9 Stool

For example, this image shows the LC2 Chair and the LC2/2 Sofa in the natural earthy tones of 'Fango' (Mud) leather 13X418 paired with a 'Fango' (Mud) semi-matt enamel frame:

LC2 Chair and LC2/2 Sofa Other items in the Collection include:

LC4 Chaise Longue The LC4 Chaise Longue

LC7 Chair The LC7 Chair

LC9 Stool The LC9 Stool also includes a special new presentation box

Contact the store for more information on the new LC50 Anniversary Collection and to see samples of all the updated finishes and colours.