Le Corbusier was a designer, town planner, and without doubt one of the most influential, most admired, yet maligned architects of the 20th century. Through his writings and design, he is a central character in the modernist story.
His architectural projects include the famous Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles, L’Esprit Nouveau Pavilion at the 1925 Paris exposition and the Notre-Dame-du-Haut church in Ronchamp.
One of his most stunning buildings and his last creation is the Church of Saint Pierre in Firminy, a spectacular concrete building finished in 2007, 40 years after his death.
His most iconic furniture pieces are executed in tubular steel. The most recognisable and timeless of Le Corbusier’s designs is without doubt the LC4 chaise longue of 1928, which he called his ‘relaxing machine’. Another sadly often copied, but timeless design is the ‘Grand Confort’ series, which projects luxury and epitomises the international style, again formed in and demonstrating his interest in the structural possibilities of tubular steel.
Le Corbusier’s influence and presence in the world we live in will have a longevity equal to few in the modernist era. Cassina holds the only license to manufacture Le Corbusier’s furniture under the auspices of the Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris and are proudly presented at The Home.