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LC3 Grand Confort Chair


Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand

LC3 Grand Confort Chair


Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand
THe LC3 Grand Comfort Chair in Black Front View
Legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier began experimenting with furniture in 1928, after his architect cousin Pierre Jeanneret and designer Charlotte Perriand joined his studio. The LC range of seating, the first results of their collaboration, was designed in 1928. They set out to design modern alternatives to traditional club chairs, chairs which would be suitable for “conversation, relaxing and sleeping”. The collaboration would go on to include some of the most iconic furniture designs in modern history. With the Grand Confort, Le Corbusier and his team radically altered the expected look of the club chairs by putting the frame of the chair on the outside, holding the plush cushions comfortably inside the basket-like shape. The result is four unconnected cushions, enclosed in a chrome steel tube cage that constitutes the primary support system. In our opinion, one of the coolest chairs in history.

“Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.”

Le Corbusier, establishing himself as a fan of armchairs
THe LC3 Grand Comfort Chair in Black Front View

The Grand Confort has made a number of notable television appearances.  In 2010, the LC3 adorned the stage as Steve Jobs announced the very first iPad.  The LC3 can also be seen as the Sherlock Holmes’ thinking chair in the modern BBC series.  

 The LC range of chairs is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.  

This range was fondly referred to as “cushion baskets” by its creators LC3 is the broader, more rectangular version of the LC2 Le Petit Confort. 

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Classic Comfort

“Confort” is an Italian word for comfort and cosiness. The four plump cushions surround a deep, wide seat. The LC3 Grand Confort is wider than the LC2 Petit Confort and allows the individual to cross his or her legs. Unsurprisingly, the designers referred to the LC3 as a “cushion basket”. The LC3’s polyurethane cushioning has added luxurious feather down to maximise the soft and receptive seating.

Quality and Craftsmanship
Tubular chrome plated steel is hand buffed in its corset shape. Fine down feathers are used in combination with specifically manufactured polyurethane foam which constitutes the cushioning that gets upholstered in top grain Italian leather.
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret
While primarily known as an architect, Le Corbusier was ultimately influential across many fields as he used his skill at design, writing and urban planning to promote the use of modern materials and methods for bettering living conditions in cities. In 1922, Le Corbusier began working with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, and they continued sharing projects and ideas all their professional lives. In October 1927, young architect Charlotte Perriand was noticed by the two cousins, and a prolific collaboration, with a particular focus on furniture design, lasted between the three designers until 1937.
“The home should be the treasure chest of living.”
Le Corbusier
Product Literature
The item is constructed from a welded chrome-plated tubular steel frame, composed of a mitred tubular top frame and legs, a thinner solid retaining bar and thinner-still L-section bottom frame, which supports five upholstered leathered cushions with tensile straps. The backbone of the LC3 is the chrome-plated tubular steel frame, crafted meticulously and buffed by hand for its striking finish against naturally treated, top grain Italian leather. Polyurethane foam is carefully selected, sized and layered with soft down feathers for optimal comfort. Our reproduction of the LC3 stays true to the original specifications.
Product Materials

Upholstery: Top grain Italian leather 

Frame: Chrome plated tubular steel 

Cushioning: Polyurethane foam and feather down 

Product Dimensions

Height: 69cm 


Depth: 73cm 

Seat height: 45cm 

Carrying weight: 200kg 

Weight as shipped: 27kg 

Care Instructions


Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a  colourless  eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.


Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth.

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