Le Corbusier’s Iconic Chair in Pallet Wood, Concrete, Pipe

Of all the shipping pallet creations we’ve come across, this has to be one of the most stylish. It is curiously reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s famous chrome-and-black-leather Grand Confort chair. In pallet wood!

It is one of the many brilliant hacks and revisions we’ve seen of the iconic, now-uibiquitous chair…

Le Corbusier chair REAL

…since we came across interior designer William Diamond’s version which he had an auto-body shop coat with white enamel and then upholstered in bright red boiled-wool flannel.

Josh Merwin for The New York Times

Josh Merwin for The New York Times

We also love architect Stefan Zwicky’s concrete interpretation….

Stefan Zwicky

Stefan Zwicky

This drawing gives insight into the basic elements of the chair: a frame holding four or five volumes…

pleasesketch.wordpress.com

pleasesketch.wordpress.com

It makes us wish we’d stumble on an old Grand Confort frame to repurpose — or make one ourselves— so we could mess with Le Corbusier’s idea even more. In the 1990’s, Cuban artist Jorge Pardo created a DEfabrication of Corbusier’s classic chair and loveseat using unpolished industrial copper tubing rather than the polished steel tubes that form the frame of the original, turning it into a bare skeleton or sculpture.

 Jorge Pardo, Le Corbusier Sofa and Le Corbusier Chair, 1990.© Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo, Le Corbusier Sofa and Le Corbusier Chair, 1990.

Pardo also designed a version out of black pipe, with a rough plywood base and foam cushions…

Jorge Pardo, Me and My Mum, 1991. © Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo, Me and My Mum, 1991. © Jorge Pardo

After our own hearts…

 

When found a general approach at Instructables.

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