Skip Nav
Decorating Tips
Study Finds Horrifying Link Between Scented Candles and Health Problems
Gigi Hadid
11 Apartment Styling Lessons We Can All Learn From Gigi Hadid (and Her Mom)
Decorating Tips
9 Things People With Clean Houses Do Every Day

Cassina Introduces New Hues of Le Corbusier LC2 Chair

Nice and New: LC2's Brand-New Hues

When we're talking about a design icon like the Le Corbusier LC2 Armchair, I hate to use the phrase "Out with the old, in with the new." But after seeing the LC in its hot new color options, I can't imagine ever going back to basic black and white. The revived palette, ranging from orange to olive, is just the boost the ubiquitous classic needed, and with new fabric options like durable canvas, the chair is not only more affordable, but also more user-friendly. Better yet, the manufacturer Cassina has also introduced seven stylish colors for the chair's metal frame, including matte and gloss black, and gloss gray, light blue, green, bordeaux, and ochre.

While I give much applause to Cassina for giving the LC a fresh face, I can't help but be reminded that the manufacturer wasn't the first to dare to go there. Several years ago, San Francisco-based interior designer Martha Angus reupholstered a pair of Le Corbusier chairs in absorbent, blue terrycloth for a residence she designed in Portola Valley, CA. Back then, I was struggling with the idea, but in retrospect, I really love it. As much as I think that an iconic design like this one — which is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art — doesn't need to be altered, I also appreciate the irreverence of Angus and the bold spin she put on a classic. Of course, if a designer were to make it over in busy, floral, eyelet fabric, I might be singing a different tune.

Around The Web
Craigslist Alternatives For Used Furniture and Decor
DIY Tepee Kids' Bed
The Best Alternatives to Etsy
DIY Coffee Table Bench

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 5 years
My only hesitation is that the colors are a little CB2, but I guess that is just a sign of the times. I wonder what colors they'll offer next year!
retroinAL retroinAL 5 years
So sleek and lovely-wonderful colors!
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 5 years
i love these chairs and how great that they now offer more colos!
Latest Home & Garden
X