This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks looks at superstar of the modern architecture world, Le Corbusier’s LC2, also known as the ‘Petit Confort.’
Designed in 1928 in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the ‘Petit Confort’ has been gracing the homes and hotels of modern furniture lovers ever since. With its boxy look and plush seating, it is available in three sizes, from a single chair to a 3-seater sofa, and has a matching ottoman. The bent metal frame that encloses the upholstery is available in chrome or colored enamel, while the seats are available in a wide range of leather and fabric choices. Manufactured by Cassina, this piece manages to combine clean simple lines with the comfort of a more standard plush chair.
Typically shown in black or white, this chair inspired a monochromatic look at some handmade items for your modern home. A grey felt bowl echoes the simplicity of the form while retaining textural interest. A spiky print is a counterpoint to the smooth lines of the chair, while an etched black tray evokes its smooth curves. An embellished pillow gives some subtle elegance without being overly simplistic. A ceramic bowl is just as beautiful from the bottom as it is from the top.
Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.