Two legendary luxury brands, Louis Vuitton and Cassina, pay tribute to the French designer Charlotte Perriand with a deluxe edition of her flagship "LC4 chaise longue".
By Montse Barba
Two of the biggest names in fashion and furnishings, Louis Vuitton and Cassina, have come together to pay homage to the talented French designer Charlotte Perriand on the 110th anniversary of her birth. They did it with a limited reissue of 1,000 pieces of the emblematic CP LC4 chaise longue, created in 1928 by Perriand alongside famous architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. This particular piece became an interior design icon and revolutionized the Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1929, where it was presented as "the ultimate relaxation machine."
For this new special edition, which has already sold 650 units, Louis Vuitton covered the chromed steel structure of the LC4 with cowhide in a pink sand color, opting for dark brown leather in the foot and headrest. Meanwhile, Cassina contributes with the exclusive manufacture and distribution of this and other pieces by Charlotte Perriand, a paradigm of modernity and the chosen designer for the inaugural exhibition of the Italian’s firm first Spanish store, a magnificent 4,300-foot space, which opened last April in Barcelona. More on interior design and architecture.
Furthermore, Louis Vuitton has created a capsule collection for fall/winter 2014-2015 inspired by the bohemian and nonconformist style of the French architect, who joined Le Corbusier's atelier in 1927. In her ten years of collaboration with the Swiss master and her subsequent stay in Japan, Perriand explored the possibilities of new techniques and materials that could be adapted to provide optimum human comfort.
The hedonism and functionality of Perriand's designs were embodied in the LC4, one of the first chairs with an independent mat attached directly to the frame, to which the French firm has added its experience in leather craftsmanship.
The LC4 CP chaise longue is part of the 2014 Icônes of the Louis Vuitton collection and is available in selected Cassina stores worldwide. ■
LC4 CP chaise-longue by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand: an homage by Cassina to Charlotte Perriand for the occasion of the 2014 Louis Vuitton Icônes Collection.
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