Le Corbusier (Switzerland 1887-1965)
"Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves" Considered terribly vogue by the Parisian artists of the era, Charles Edouard Jeanneret adopted a single name to identify himself and Le Corbusier was born. Le Corbusier is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Le Corbusier advanceda provocative viewpoint, gave life to revolutionary designs and embodied a powerful, transcendent, vision of design and life. Like his father before him, Le Corbusier, began his long and storied career in design and architecture with metal engraving. Early on, Le Corbusier was encouraged by a teacher to try his hand at architecture and at age eighteen, Le Corbusier built his first house. He spent the next several years studying and learning with different masters. In Paris, he worked with architect AugustePierret, renowned for his innovative use of reinforced steel and concrete. Le Corbusier moved to Berlin and got an education on machine design and industrial processes working alongside Peter Behrans. Le Corbusier was an architect, urbanist, designer, writer, and pioneer of what is now referred to as modern architecture. It was in 1928 thatLe Corbusier began experimenting with furniture design. He blended his passion for classical Greek architecture and his love of the modern machine to create the unusual spaces, buildings and furniture he is remembered for today.Le Courbusier referred to the house as a "machine for living," an industrial product that should include furniture and work seamlessly for its inhabitants. The furniture that came from these ideals, like the famous Le Corbusier Chaise Longue and the LC1, LC2 and LC3 Petit Confort line are the culmination of so many of his ideas and Le Courbusier’s lasting legacy.