Furniture Design

Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965)

The Swiss-born French designer, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, was prolific: an architect, designer, painter and sculptor who never ceased to theorize his ideas. Adopting his pseudonym in the 1920s, he reflected on collective housings that will be adopted for France's post-war reconstruction. The initiator of the purist painting movement, he also privileged clean designs and architectural projects with a fascination for the Greek-inspired white cube: 'Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.'

 

Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier, 1953
Le Corbusier, 1953
Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret relaxing on the Shukna Lake on a pedal boat manufactured by Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950
Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret relaxing on the Shukna Lake on a pedal boat manufactured by Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950
Pierre Jeanneret with Charlotte Perriand et Le Corbusier
Pierre Jeanneret with Charlotte Perriand et Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret in the Committee Room
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret in the Committee Room
LC-4 chair, 1960
LC-4 chair, 1960
Shelf from Cité Radieuse, Marseille, ca 1947
Shelf from Cité Radieuse, Marseille, ca 1947
Pair of lounge chairs from the High Court, Chandigarh, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, ca 1955
Pair of lounge chairs from the High Court, Chandigarh, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, ca 1955
President chair from the High Court, Chandigarh, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, ca 1955
President chair from the High Court, Chandigarh, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, ca 1955
Sconce from the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, ca 1952
Sconce from the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, ca 1952
Dining table model B307 from Chez Soi Restaurant, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier, Marseille, ca 1930
Dining table model B307 from Chez Soi Restaurant, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier, Marseille, ca 1930
Jeux from Cortege Suite #4, 1960
Jeux from Cortege Suite #4, 1960
Taureau I, 1954-1964
Taureau I, 1954-1964
Modulor, 1956
Modulor, 1956
Outdoor light fixture from Chandigarh Zoo, 1960
Outdoor light fixture from Chandigarh Zoo, 1960
Coffee table, ca 1929
Coffee table, ca 1929
Cabinet from the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, 1946-1952
Cabinet from the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, 1946-1952
Table for the Cite de Refuge de L’Armee du Salut, ca 1929
Table for the Cite de Refuge de L’Armee du Salut, ca 1929
Armoire from the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, ca 1950
Armoire from the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, ca 1950
Wall light, from La Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, ca. 1957-1959
Wall light, from La Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, ca. 1957-1959
Cube stool, from la Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, 1956-1959
Cube stool, from la Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, 1956-1959
Mechanic’s desk, 1952
Mechanic’s desk, 1952
Wardrobe/room divider, from the Unité d’habitation, Marseille, France, 1946-1952
Wardrobe/room divider, from the Unité d’habitation, Marseille, France, 1946-1952
Pair of wall lights, ca. 1960
Pair of wall lights, ca. 1960
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