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the Lounge Chair by Le Corbusier

Lounge Chair The inclination of Le Corbusier's Lounge Chair by , can be regulated by sliding the supporting rail on its base. Also the headrest can be positioned. The rather narrow cowhide covered cushion offers minimal comfort.
The Lounge Chair by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand from 1928.
The sitting position can be gradually transformed into a sleeping position not unlike the seats of todays astronauts in space capsules. The lack of armrests, actually the most delicate part in the design of chairs in general, is a severe limit to the comfort of this Chaise Longue.
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   andries van onck