Le Corbusier, ‘Le Canape’, 1956, Phillips

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Published by Aubusson, Paris, woven by Les Ateliers de Pinton, Frères, Paris

This work is number 3 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's examples

Signature: woven with the artist's name and number 'Le Corbusier 34/50' lower right

Naima Jornod and Jean-Pierre Jornod, Le Corbusier Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. I, Milan, 2005, p. 574 (original work illustrated)

Private Collection
Private Collection, Tokyo (acquired from the above in 1973)

About Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier was visionary writer, theorist, and architect, and a lesser-known painter. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he adopted his moniker when he began to author architectural designs and paintings. He had a fascination with proportion, modularity, and geometry, often taking his cue from classical architecture theory. His designs, however, were modernist and industrial. He fondly called houses “machines for living in,” and said that the base principal for design is that “it must be beautiful.” Le Corbusier was interested in solving what he called the problem of urban co-habitation, and produced a great number of designs for houses and apartment buildings. Le Corbusier worked at the atelier of Peter Behrens, the training grounds of other architectural masters like Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

French-Swiss, 1887-1965, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows

2016
Galerie Maxime Groosman, 
Zurich,
LE CORBUSIER
2015
Galerie Mera, 
Schaffhausen, Switzerland,
Le Corbusier - the artist
2013
Architekturforum Zurich by Galerie Mera, 
Zürich, Switzerland,
Bauen auf Kunst - Druckgraphiken Le Corbusiers aus fünf Jahrzehnten
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