One of the most iconic design chairs in history, the chrome steel frame LC4 is also known as the "relaxation machine", which was part of a series of designs by Le Corbusier's studio. It was exhibited at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929. The design was considered groundbreaking due to its tubular-steel elements and human centric design.
The chaise consists of two main components: a stationary base and an upper frame that glides back and forth to find the perfect position. Its sweeping, curved silhouette supports the back and raises the legs to provide optimal relaxation at any angle of inclination. It is often referred to as the definitive chaise lounge, an iconic work that creates a perfect balance between geometric purity and ergonomic intent.
While the LC4 was popular in France, it only became internationally celebrated after being licensed to Italian maker Cassina in the mid-1960s. Today, Cassina holds the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation and the chaise is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Provenance: Purchased in the 1980s from OMK in London.
Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished
The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.
Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.
All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.
Perriand, Jeanneret & Le Corbusier 'LC4' Chaise Longue by Cassina
Note: We showcase a curated edit from the Mr. Bigglesworthy catalogue. Please contact us to view specific items.