The Le Corbusier group called their LC2 collection the “cushion basket,” and designed it in 1928 as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. The Petit Club Chair was compactly scaled for luxury cruise ships of the time, such as the Normandie.
The idea was to offer all the comfort of a padded surface while applying the elegant minimalism and industrial rationale of the International Style.
Following the example of the LC1 Sling Chair, the steel structure is externalized, and the result is an armchair that holds the body in a simple tubular structure that still looks stunning today. Thick, resilient pillows rest on top of the frame and provide the kind of sumptuousness rarely found even in the finest overstuffed conventional chairs.