Everyone who knows anything about design wants to own furniture by Le Corbusier, especially Bauhaus fans. Finding it today can be expensive (to say the least), and the replica market is flooded with bad reproductions that don't even come close to the original designs, effectively tainting the legacy of Le Corbusier's genius.
Manhattan Home Design is always looking to innovative upon (not merely copy) the items that the great modernist designers spent so much time crafting. This mission is more recently embodied in our string Flat chair, a faithful, affordable reproduction of Le Corbusier's LC1 armchair.
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A little background behind the LC1
Currently licensed by Cassina, the LC1 is the product not only of Le Corbusier's genius but also of his longtime collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. The LC1 is an old classic, being first manufactured in 1928, though it wasn't put into production with the company up until 1965. There are three versions of the chair, each one of them created for different purposes and at different times, but MHD's replica brings together all of the features from the definitive design, the one that's currently licensed and still in production.
Manhattan Home Design's Sting Flat Chair
Though the original design will set you back around $2,500, MHD's String Flat replica is only $644.40. the frame is stainless Polished Trivalent Chrome-plated steel of the best quality while the upholstery is soft-thick cowhide leather, the same material as the sling arms. This particular replica is ostensibly lighter than other chairs, weighing a net 65lbs., which makes it perfect for a casual chair.
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Le Corbusier's tubular steel design has become the leading face of the early modernist break throughs in furniture making, along with the works of other Bauhaus-related artists, including Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, and many others. The String Flat chair wants to pay homage to the teamwork that went into producing this deisgn, as well as its ongoing fame.