Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier

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Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was born in October 6, 1887 in Neuchâtel canton in north-western Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. Le Corbusier was the pseudonym of Swiss-born French architect, writer, urban planner and designer. He studied architecture in 1908. His visit to the Charterhouse of the Valley of Ema influenced his architectural philosophy profoundly for the rest of his life. He dedicated his life’s work to improving the living conditions of those in crowded cities. His impressive career spanned fifty years.

Le Corbusier is widely considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, and he is credited with changing the game of urban architecture, ushering in the technological age. Originally, Le Corbusier’s designs were manufactured by Thonet but the exclusive rights were transferred over to Cassina in 1964 with Le Corbusier’s permission.
Le Corbusier said in 123, “Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city.”

Le Corbusier LC2 armchair
LC2 Collection
The LC2 Sofa and the LC2 Chair were designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier along with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand.  The LC2 petit confort collection consists of an armchair, a two-seater loveseat and a three-seater sofa and is included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art. The cushions for LC2 Sofa and Chair are made of a dense foam which will retain its shape very well over time, and held together only by the metal frame which are manufactured using high gauge stainless steel.

 

LC3 Sofa
lC3 Collection
Lc3 sofa, LC3 loveseat and the LC3 chair were designed as a modernist response to the traditional club furniture. The LC3 chair is also known as Le Grande Confort chair. Both Lc3 sofa and chair are available in leather upholstery with a chrome frame or a choice of three fabrics with seven different frame colours. Le Corbusier based the sofa’s design on his earlier Grand Comfort armchair design, and was done in collaboration with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and designer Charlotte Perriand. The LC3 Sofa first underwent production in 1930s under the furniture company of Michael Thonet and later under the Swiss-based company Embru.
LC3’s collection includes the LC3 Ottoman and the LC3 Meridienne, the Lc3 Sofa is a two to three-person capacity sofa composed of an external tubular steel frame and black leather cushions. Lc3 sofa and chair are light and minimalistic and consists of Chromed or enamel-painted steel; nylon webbing; down-wrapped foam cushions; upholstered in Canvas (100% cotton), Rock (100% linen), Charlot (100% wool), or top-grain, semi-aniline-dyed leather.

lc6 table

lc6 table
LC6 Table was designed in 1928 and was manufactured in 1929 in Italy by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. The LC6 Dining Table is made from a solid 15mm thick piece of tempered glass with an oval tube matt black lacquered base. This well constructed table would suit your home as a dining table or your office as a business conference table. LC6 Table is also made with a black lacquered metal base, the base is welded for a seamless finish with refined angles and mitered corners.

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