Comparison Guide: Le Corbusier LC2 Arm Chair and LC3 Chair Reproductions

LC2 Chair LC3 Chair LC3-Relaxed Chair
Overall: 31w x 28.5d x 26.5h
Seat Ht: 18
Overall: 39w x 28.5d x 27h
Seat Ht: 17.5
Overall: 39w x 28.5d x 27h
Seat Ht: 17.5
$1,350 $1,330 $1,950
Closest Match to the Signature Brand (except the price!)
Comparison Feature: "Signature" Brand Modern Classics Brand Most Others
Dimensions of the chair match the signature brand Yes YES, dimensions match No, generally a lot smaller
High Quality Italian Leather in wide variety of colors Yes YES- 17 standard Italian leather colors, or, for an extra charge, we can use your own leather or fabric. No, usually just white and black
Use Leather on all exposed surfaces Yes YES- no faux leather is used No, extensive use of faux leather on the cushion sides and back
Stainless steel frame polished to high luster NO, Mild steel with Chrome plating YES, Stainless Steel polished No, mild steel with Chrome plating
Nylon webbing on frame bottom Yes YES, stretch nylon with multiple attachment points No
Foam Density adjusted for comfort; feathers on LC2 Yes YES, we use HR (High Resilient), Multi-Density Foam, Dacron wrapped for superb cushion comfort and durability; for the LC2, there are also feathers on top of the seat cushion(s). No, thin cushion with no extra padding, comfort level poor

One of the most influential of 20th century architects, Chareli-Edouard Jeanneret, who chose to be know as “Le Corbusier”, was also responsible for some of the Modern Movements best-known furniture. In collaboration with designer Charlotte Perriand and his architect cousin Pierre Jeanneret, he helped create machine age classics such as the LC2 armchair, the LC3 “grand confort” armchair, the Basculant Sling chair and the chaise lounge chair. Free from any form of decoration, these tubular steel designs embody relaxed and timeless elegance.

We make our reproductions of the Le Corbusier Lounge Chairs in three models: the LC2, LC3 and the LC3-Relaxed. These are made at own factory, and you will not find a finer version of this seating collection anywhere else. We use high gauge tubular stainless steel on each frame. The frame is polished to a mirror finish with mitered frame corners ground to a soft radius. The feet have adjustable height glides. The webbing is 2" polyester woven elastic with hooks to hold it the frames. (Note: For improved seating comfort, effective on orders placed after September 1, 2014, we have lengthened the LC3 and LC3-Relaxed legs by about 2" from the "signature" brand, which raises the seat height. These measurements are reflected on this page.)

We use top-grain, aniline-dyed leather on all visible cushion surfaces. Inside each cushion is high density, HR (High Resilient), Multi-Density polyurethane foam surrounded by Dacron batting. On the LC2 seat cushion, there is a layer of goose down/feathers on the seat top. On the LC3, the seat cushion has an extra layer of Dacron fiberfill. The LC3-relaxed uses both foam and goose down/feathers on the side and seat cushions for the most comfortable of the Cassina style chair.

Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Leather for the Mies van der Rohe series: "Standard" and "Premium". Each of the these groupings feature:

  • Top-grain leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • No split hides or bonded leather

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Just go you our swatch request page. Also, if you don't see the color you want, just let us know and we can try to source it.

Below are the swatches of the leather colors we offer for the Bauhaus, L’Epirit Nouveau and Mid-Century Modern Collections. Our standard leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, semi-aniline-dyed, corrected with a slight embossing. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are top-grain, 100% aniline-dyed and have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. They are also a little shinier than the Standard Leather. We do not use split hides leather. Leather thickness is generally 1.0 - 1.2 mm depending on application of seating component for stretching and tailoring the upholstery design and condition. Both the Standard and Premium Leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use.

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L103- Polar White Leather L107- Snow White: Leather L211- Premium - Beige White Leather L115- Café Au Lait Leather L119- Neutral Tan Leather L123- Autumn Tan Leather
L103
Polar White
L107
Snow White
L211
Beige White
L115
Cafe au Lait
L119
Neutral Tan
L123
Autumn Tan
L227- Premium - Golden Tan Leather L228- Premium - Honey Tan Leather L131- Cocoa Brown Leather L235- Premium - Espresso Leather L135- Java Brown Leather
L227
Golden Tan
L228
HoneyTan
L131
Cocoa Brown
L235
Espresso Brn
L135
Java Brown
L139- Charcoal Gray Leather L143- Standard Black Leather L244- Premium - Matte Black Leather L147-Standard Red Leather L247- Premium - Red Leather
L139
Charcoal
L143
Std. Black
L244
Prem. Black
L147
Std. Red
L247
Prem. Red

Here at Modern Classics Furniture, we focus tightly on manufacturing and selling furniture in the niche market known as Modern Classics furniture reproductions. Since 1998, we have been a recognized manufacturing and distribution source of modern classic furnishings. Our customers include world renowned architects, interior designers, office furniture dealers, corporate buyers, offices, airports, museums, hotels, and homeowners. We only sell what we make, thus allowing us to control the production process.

Why we are your top choice for Modern Classic Furniture Reproductions:
  • We make and sell only our own products -- we do not sell other manufacturer's product, nor will you find our products elsewhere on the web.
  • We offer a 5 year warranty - call us with your questions: 877-733-1143
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  • We only make accurate reproductions using the finest materials
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Call our Main Office: 360-733-6400 or Visit one of our Factory Showrooms

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Chicago, Illinois (Fine Arts Building)

Location: 410 S Michigan Avenue, Suite 306, Chicago IL 60605
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 to 4
Showroom Manager: Alison Mitchell 773-572-9449
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Dallas, Texas (Dallas Design District)

Location: 2309 Springlake Rd, Suite 620, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 (Musgrave Assoc.)
Hours: By Appointment only right now.
Contact: Nick Fain 214-215-4669 or Curt Roth 360-733-6400
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Bellingham, Washington (Downtown)

Location: 1418 N State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 12 to 5
Showroom Manager: Curt Roth: 360-733-6400
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