Kardiel offers the highest quality Le Corbusier LC3 Grande’ reproduction on the market. We specialize in this series and understand fully the intricacies of the original design. From the supple Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather to the plump generously filled and wrapped cushions, our full list of features means you don’t have to settle for an inferior reproduction. You also don’t have to pay more. With Kardiel’s signature reproduction, you can have your own version of the Le Corbusier LC3 Grande series. Compare this reproduction anywhere for its highest standard of exacting detail. The accuracy of this LC3 Grande reproduction is second to none. Available in individual pieces or the entire Sofa, Love and Chair set. Now you can own your own version of the iconic original at a significant savings. Kardiel’s Mid Century Classic Le Corbusier LC3 Style Loveseat (2 seat) Premium Reproduction Features: * 100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather * All joints are fully welded, grind, sealed and sanded * Top Grain European Aniline Soft Leather piping * Adjustable leveling floor protecting foot-caps * Multi-density, CA-117 compliant cushions wrapped in Dacron polyester batting * Loveseat Dimensions: Total height: 24.5″ x depth 28.5″ x width 66″ * Loveseat Dimension: Floor to seat height 15.5″ * Loveseat Dimension: Floor to arm height 24.5″ * #304 Stainless Steel lower frame with a 3 step hand mirror shine polish * External wrap around tubing made of #304 Stainless steel. No chipping or rusting * Reinforced bottom seat cushions for firm, long-lasting comfort * Hardwood box frame construction * 3 year limited manufacturer’s warranty Premium Top Grain Aniline Leather is used on this reproduction. Learn more about the leather difference below 100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather Split Grain Leather. On a very basic level, leather furniture consists of Split grain or Top Grain. Split Grain is the leather type used on mid price reproduction furniture and is sold in the U.S and Canada as 100% Genuine, Italian or European leather. Split Grain is the underside of the hide that has been separated from the surface or “top” of the hide. While genuine leather, Split Grain leather does not have the natural surface grain of the cowhide. A topical layer of insoluble pigment is applied to the surface of split grain leather, which is then stamped or “grain embossed” to imitate the surface appearance of actual Top Grain leather. By law, in the U.K and Australia split grain can no longer be sold as 100% leather as the surface area is not the natural grain but insoluble pigment. 100% will often accompany the description of the leather meaning 100% of the furniture’s surface (back, sides, cushions) are covered in split grain leather. Top Grain Aniline European leather. One of Kardiel’s Quality Differences. This item is upholstered in premium Top Grain Aniline European leather. Top Grain is the actual surface of the cowhide. While no one knows the actual number, a small percentage of furniture sold today is upholstered in Premium Top Grain Aniline leather. Some claim as low as 5%. Aniline dying describes one of the two processes in which color is applied to the leather with the dye penetrating the leather and extending beyond the surface, into the leather itself. For modern furniture requiring a clean aesthetic, Top Grain Aniline Leather is both “liquid vat” (deep penetrating) and surface dyed to achieve the main color selection and to conceal uneven tones and blemishes in the hide. Top grain aniline is the softest leather and naturally breaths well. Because Top Grain refers to the actual surface of the animal hide it presents a natural leather appearance you would expect. While it is true that raw Top Grain Aniline absorbs spills easier, Furniture grade Top Grain leather features a stain resistant treatment making it exceptional for everyday lower maintenance use. Although rare, nothing wears, looks or feels better than premium Aniline Top Grain leather. Over time it patinas and becomes more comfortable versus wearing out. LE CORBUSIER LC3 HISTORY The Le Corbusier sofa set series was originally designed in 1928 for the Maison La Roche house in Paris. The design is the modernist response to the traditional club chair. The series comes in a smaller version referred to as the LC2 and a larger version known as the LC3 considered more appropriate for practical living purposes. Remarkably comfortable, Le Corbusier often referred to the pieces as “cushion baskets.” A striking feature of the LC3 is the externalized metal frame supporting the base, extending as the legs and running the entire length of the piece. Its not just the front of the LC3 that is attractive, the metal frame work means design detail from the sides and back allowing for easy placement even in the middle of a room. The Le Corbusier LC3 set is often used in a group of 2 chairs (1 seat version) and a single sofa or love (2 or 3 seat versions). History of the Designer, Le Corbusier Le Corbusier born in 1887 was a Swiss architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter. He is famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He began experimenting with furniture design in 1928. His cousin, Pierre Jeanneret collaborated on many of the designs. In 1928, Le Corbusier and Perriand began to put the expectations for furniture Le Corbusier into practice. The first results of the collaboration were chrome-plated tubular steel chairs designed for two of his projects, The Maison la Roche in Paris and a pavilion for Barbara and Henry Church. The most famous of these chairs and sofa sets are the now-iconic Le Corbusier LC-2, LC-3 and LC-4. LC-2 & LC-3 are similar in design with the LC-2 being the small version and the LC-3 the larger version. Le Corbusier LC-4 is the famous Chaise Lounge.
- 100% Genuine Top Grain Aniline European Leather on all parts of the chair including seating sides, back and piping.
- Multi-density, compliant cushions wrapped in Dacron polyester batting; Reinforced bottom seat cushions for firm, long-lasting comfort.
- #304 Stainless Steel lower frame with a 3 step hand mirror shine polish; External wrap around tubing made of #304 Stainless steel; No chipping or rusting; All joints are fully welded, ground, sealed and sanded.
- Hardwood box frame construction; Adjustable leveling floor protecting foot-caps
- Loveseat (2 seat) Dimensions: Total height: 24.5 inches, Depth 28.5 inches, Width 66 inches; Floor to seat height 15.5 inches; Floor to arm height 24.5 inches.