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Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

Designer

Charles Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was born in Switzerland in 1987 and he died in the South of France in 1965. Le Corbusier worked as urban planner, architect and designer. Except for a few years in art school, he had no formal education, yet still he dominated his time like no one else. Early in his career his work met some resistance owing to its very different rational, stringent and pure expression. In time, however, it won the recognition it fully deserved.  Le Corbusier worked with modules and forms based on functional logic. He was a modernist and very interested in themes such as standardisation and rationalisation. This architectural commitment is also seen in his furniture design. His most famous work is the LC4 chaise lounge which he designed in 1928. The LC1 safari chair and LC3 and LC2, the sofa and Grand Comfort chair, are also from 1928. The furniture was designed in the Le Corbusier Studio in Paris where he worked closely with Charlotte Perriand and Jeanneret.