Le Corbusier thought of sofas as 'middle class' and refused to integrate them with his armchair designs. It would have been regrettable had it been the end of the story. But years after his death his former team member Charlotte Perriand made the production of Le Corbusier Sofas possible.
Accordingly Le Corbusier sofas offered at steelform are techniaclly not originals but the selection of best materials and meticulous manufacturing is still understaood.
The LC 3 Sofa and Armchair are designer furniture with grandeur. Their generous presence doesn't remain unnoticed but thanks to their restrained elegance they are never flashy. Due to their broader structure and fewer cushions they appear ever more composed than the LC 2 series. Both series can easlily be matched with each other, other Le Corbusier furniture or different styles.
From the technical point of view the production of the LC 3 series poses the same difficulties as the LC 2 models. The clear forms conceal the complexity of the desgin that is noticable during the manufacturing process. The rectangular curves itself are laborious to realize till this day.
The foam filled cushions are intended to offer adequate support without appearing too square-edged. All LC 3 and LC 2 furniture live from the contrasting elements of geometric frame and soft cushioning. For this reason the cushions are filled with a compound of foam and wadding.