Expressing the rationalist aesthetic that came to epitomize the International Style, the LC10 (1928) by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand features framework reduced to a minimum. Perriand had the idea to manufacture the legs and side pieces separately to ensure the highest quality finish; in this fashion, components of various sizes can be used to create tables more in line with demand today. The LC Series was originally designed for indoor use, but after a visit to Villa Savoye, where some of the pieces were being used on the terrace, Cassina was inspired to create outdoor-safe models. The manufacturer spent three years working closely with the LC Foundation to develop a product that was within the foundation’s strict parameters: to be “the same or better quality than indoor.” Cassina opted for better quality, constructing the frame using hand-polished type 304 stainless steel and opting for silver welding rather than chrome. This silver welding offers extreme resistance to corrosion, developing a patina over time, and is also more authentic – chrome was not commonly used until the 1970s. Each piece is signed and numbered and, as a product of Cassina’s Masters Collection, is manufactured by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Made in Italy.