20th Century Design Online
Le Corbusier (Swiss, 1887-1965) for Cassina "Model LC6" Table Base with Fireslate Top, United States, designed 1928, manufactured late 20th century, painted steel, rubber, and later man-made stone top, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 96, dp. 40 in.
Note: Widely considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier (born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris) is credited with changing the face of urban architecture, bringing it into the technological age. Connecting architecture with revolution, his legacy demonstrates a strong, if utopian, sense of purpose to meet the needs of a democratic society dominated by the machine. 'Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city,' he said in 1923.
Paradoxically, Le Corbusier combined a passion for classical Greek architecture and an attraction to the modern machine. He published his ideas in a book entitled Vers une Architecture, in which he refers to the house as a 'machine for living,' an industrial product that should include functional furniture or 'equipment de l'habitation.' In this spirit, Le Corbusier co-designed a system of furniture with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. The tubular steel furniture – including the famous LC4 Chaise Longue and LC2 and LC3 seating collections – projected a new rationalist aesthetic that came to epitomize the International Style.
Corbusier was both credited with and criticized for his reinvention of the modern urban skyline – notably, the buildings he pioneered in Paris' banlieues, which were considered efficient but austere. Though Le Corbusier's illustrious career came to an abrupt end in 1965 when he drowned while swimming in the Mediterranean off Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in France, his influence is undisputed. (DWR)
Good condition. Wear consistent with age and light use. Some scuffs around the legs/feet.
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