Le Corbusier, ‘Room divider wardrobe’, 1956-1959, Galerie Patrick Seguin
Le Corbusier, ‘Room divider wardrobe’, 1956-1959, Galerie Patrick Seguin

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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About Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand was a rare female voice among the avant-garde designers whose designs shaped modern living in the early 20th century. As a student, she rejected the popular Beaux-Arts style and found inspiration instead in machine-age technology. She joined the studio of Le Corbusier at 24, where she experimented with steel, aluminum, and glass, developing a series of tubular steel chairs that remain a modern icon. In 1940, she traveled to Japan to advise the government on how to export products to the West, and spent WWII exiled in Vietnam, where she discovered local woodwork and weaving techniques and embraced natural materials. “The most important thing to realize is that what drives the modern movement is a spirit of enquiry; it’s a process of analysis and not a style,” she said near the end of her life. “We worked with ideals.”

French, 1903-1999, Paris, France