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  • Cassina celebrates 50 years of the LC Collection, and goes green!

    The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cassina LC Collection and the death of Le Corbusier, 1887 – 1965, the Swiss-French architect, designer and urban planner.

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    In 1965, Cassina took over production of the licensed works of Le Corbusier and his collaborators, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. It continues to hold the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation.

    Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the creators of the LC Collection. Le Corbusier (right), Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the creators of the LC Collection.

     

    The LC4 Chaise Lounge, 1928, is dubbed the "relaxing machine." it is available in a wide range of leathers and cowhides. The LC4 Chaise Lounge, 1928, is dubbed the "relaxing machine." it is available in a wide range of leathers and cowhides.

     

    Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand were particularly conscious of importance of the environment and nature was often a central theme in their works. Continuing its quest for innovation, Cassina has made a conscientious decision to use a trivalent chromium plating process for the frames of the LC Collection, a safe and considerably less toxic alternative to hexavalent chromium, due to lower chromium concentration levels, less nasty air emissions and consequently less toxic waste.

    The LC2 Petit Modele Armchair, designed in 1928, is available in many leather and fabric options. Call the GRShop web team for help with any questions regarding pricing and options. The LC2 Petit Modele Armchair, designed in 1928, is available in many leather and fabric options. Call the GR Shop web team (1-866-207-1111) for help with any questions regarding pricing and options.

     

    The LC Collection’s of leathers will also become totally organic and a new microfiber fabric, produced without solvent or metal based dyes, which uses 70% less water and generates 35% less CO2 in the production process, will be introduced, considerably reducing the negative impact on the environment.

    The LC6 Table, shown here with the LC8 Swivel Stool, was first presented to the public at the 1929 Salon d'Automne in Paris, along with other pieces of the LC Collection.  The LC6 Table, shown here with the LC8 Swivel Stool, was first presented to the public at the 1929 Salon d'Automne in Paris, along with other pieces of the LC Collection.

     

    Cassina’s commitment to this collection is to develop the LC Collection with product innovation and cultural initiatives, to fight against imitations and to protect the culture of all design for its important historic and cultural heritage.

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    To ensure another 50 years of the best of the best, purchase only authentic Cassina brand products at GR Shop and Gabriel Ross.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping!

     

     

     

     

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