Le Corbusier

Father of the Modern Movement in architecture, the Swiss-French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (La Chaux-de-Fonds, October 6, 1887 - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, August 27, 1965), chose Paris as his homeland, where he trained with the architect Auguste Perret, a pioneer of the use of reinforced concrete, and where he moved permanently in 1918, adopting the pseudonym of Le Corbusier. In Paris he conceived his most significant projects: from the unrealized ones, such as the studies for the Citrohan house, a low-cost housing prototype made of a reinforced concrete structure to be reproduced in series, to the atelier of the painter Amédée Ozenfent (1922); from the double villa La Roche-Jeanneret (1923-1924) to the pavilion of the exhibition building Esprit Nouveau (1925). The principles of Le Corbusier's work, based on the rational criteria of Functionalism, which employ very simple components and shapes, are reflected in his furniture, created in collaboration with designers Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret: articulated on tubular steel, the pieces of the famous 'LC' series have been produced by Cassina since the 1960s, and have been updated over the decades with increasingly advanced technical solutions.

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