Good Questions: How To Redo My Parents LC1 Chairs?

Good Questions: How To Redo My Parents LC1 Chairs?

Maxwell Ryan
May 2, 2007

Hello AT,

I have and love these Le Corbusier "LC1 Chairs" that my parents had from the 60s. The leather has gotten very brittle and cracked and the seat has started to split. I'm not sure where to take them to be redone that won't be exorbitant...

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I don't feel a regular reupholsterer would be able to deal with the back part or the underneath parts, which are almost like a corset.

Any recommendations? (I have a car and am glad to drive outside the city if it means saving a few hundred bucks.)

Also, what might look good besides black leather or cowhide, just to change it up a bit. Has anyone ever tried dark brown leather? Any other ideas that would look good or be more economical?

The first photos attached are of my chairs where you can see how brittle and cracked the leather is. The last photo is of what a new reproduction looks like from DWR.

Thanks, L van S

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