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Kardiel Le Corbusier Style LC4 Chaise Lounge, Choco Brown Aniline Leather

Kardiel's premium reproduction of the Le Corbusier LC-4 Adjustable Chaise Lounge boasts exacting detail to the original. Review the full list of high quality features from the powder coated frame to hand selected, expertly sewn and piped fur upholstery. Complete with a 3 year warranty, this signature reproduction is second to none in quality and value. Now you can own your own version of the iconic original at a significant savings. Kardiel's Mid Century Classic Le ou can own your own version of the iconic original at a significant savings. Kardiel's Mid Century Classic Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Lounge Premium Reproduction Features: * Black Powder Coated steel base for chip resistance * Comes complete with floor protectors * Upholstered in 100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather * Form fitting CA-117 high density foam cushion * Adjustable recliner * Matching Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather headrest * Steel triple chrome plated frame for chip and flake resistance * Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather piping * Elastic under-cushion supporting straps for added comfort * 3 year limited manufacturer's warranty * Chaise Lounge Measures 22.2” wide x 64” long * Headrest pillow Measures 19.88” long x 5.7” Diameter The frame easily positions on the base using gravity and the users own weight to create various reclining positions. Premium Top Grain Aniline Leather is used on this reproduction. Learn more about the leather difference below 100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline Leather Split Grain Leather. On a very basic level, leather furniture consists of Split grain or Top Grain. Split Grain is the leather type used on mid price reproduction furniture and is sold in the U.S and Canada as 100% Genuine, Italian or European leather. Split Grain is the underside of the hide that has been separated from the surface or “top” of the hide. While genuine leather, Split Grain leather does not have the natural surface grain of the cowhide. A topical layer of insoluble pigment is applied to the surface of split grain leather, which is then stamped or “grain embossed” to imitate the surface appearance of actual Top Grain leather. By law, in the U.K and Australia split grain can no longer be sold as 100% leather as the surface area is not the natural grain but insoluble pigment. 100% will often accompany the description of the leather meaning 100% of the furniture's surface (back, sides, cushions) are covered in split grain leather. Top Grain Aniline European leather. One of Kardiel's Quality Differences. This item is upholstered in premium Top Grain Aniline European leather. Top Grain is the actual surface of the cowhide. While no one knows the actual number, a small percentage of furniture sold today is upholstered in Premium Top Grain Aniline leather. Some claim as low as 5%. Aniline dying describes one of the two processes in which color is applied to the leather with the dye penetrating the leather and extending beyond the surface, into the leather itself. For modern furniture requiring a clean aesthetic, Top Grain Aniline Leather is both “liquid vat” (deep penetrating) and surface dyed to achieve the main color selection and to conceal uneven tones and blemishes in the hide. Top grain aniline is the softest leather and naturally breaths well. Because Top Grain refers to the actual surface of the animal hide it presents a natural leather appearance you would expect. While it is true that raw Top Grain Aniline absorbs spills easier, Furniture grade Top Grain leather features a stain resistant treatment making it exceptional for everyday lower maintenance use. Although rare, nothing wears, looks or feels better than premium Aniline Top Grain leather. Over time it patinas and becomes more comfortable versus wearing out. LE CORBUSIER LC4 HISTORY The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4) is the best known and most successful of Le Corbusier's original designs of the 1920's. The chair first exhibited at the Salon D' Automne in 1929. The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4) was designed in 1928 with the efforts of not just the individual's name that is attributed to the chair but rather a group effort with much influence from Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. The LC4 was originally commissioned for the furnishing of a single villa in the Ville d' Avray, a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. The LC4 Chaise Lounge, AKA the “relaxing machine,” is a lounge that mirrors the body's natural curves while appearing to float above its supports. The frame easily positions on the base using gravity and the users own weight to create various reclining positions. History of the Designer, Le Corbusier Le Corbusier born in 1887 was a Swiss architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter. He is famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He began experimenting with furniture design in 1928. His cousin, Pierre Jeanneret collaborated on many of the designs. In 1928, Le Corbusier and Perriand began to put the expectations for furniture Le Corbusier into practice. The first results of the collaboration were chrome-plated tubular steel chairs designed for two of his projects, The Maison la Roche in Paris and a pavilion for Barbara and Henry Church. The most famous of these chairs and sofa sets are the now-iconic Le Corbusier LC-2, LC-3 and LC-4. LC-2 & LC-3 are similar in design with the LC-2 being the small version and the LC-3 the larger version. Le Corbusier LC-4 is the famous Chaise Lounge. read more