Lounge, LC4, 1928
Interest in bending metal evolved primarily in Germany with the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Bauhaus, including Marcel Breuer. While Germany and Austria had a history of bent wood, German designers saw the impact of metal in modern interiors. Architect Le Corbusier teamed with his brother Pierre Jeanneret and designer Charlotte Perriand, addressing an interest in the human form when they brought this concept to France. This LC4 chair was purchased in Paris by Marian Willard Johnson, later owner of the Willard Gallery.
It is credited
Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Miani Johnson in memory of her mother, Marian Willard Johnson, 2010.52.3.
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Its dimensions are
71.8 x 53 x 153.7 cm (28 1/4 x 20 7/8 x 60 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.