Le Corbusier (1887 – 1965)



 

Swiss born architect, theorist and designer Le Corbusier worked and wrote with a unique vision, energy and clarity that made him one of the most influential figures shaping the international style during the early 1900s.

He was born Charles Edouard Jeanneret, but renamed himself as Le Corbusier in Paris in 1920. He was an active member of the Parisian art scene and co-founder of the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM).   He began creating furnishings for his buildings in 1928 in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and the three created a series of tubular steel furniture that they exhibited at the 1929 Salon d'Automne in Paris and from which emerged some of the most lasting icons. The furniture was designed in rich leather or cowhide upholstery and featured the swivel chair, the armchair and the chaise longue, which Le Corbusier referred to as the "relaxing machine."

 

Products inspired by Le Corbusier:

 

Le Corbusier Style LC2 Grande Lounge Chair

Le Corbusier Style LC2 2 Seater Sofa

Le Corbusier Style LC3 Seater Sofa

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