Le Corbusier Most Interesting Facts | From Its Furniture To His Early years (I/II)

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris or better known as Le Corbusier was one of the icons within modernism who led many construction works, furniture collections and was even in charge of optimizing urban planning. Today we will pay a kind of tribute to this icon of the modern movement, exposing some data from his early years and showing you some pieces from his most important furniture collection such as the LC3 sofa and the LC2 chair. Let us begin!

The early years of Le Corbusier

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris was born in Switzerland on October 6, 1887. He was a renowned Swiss urban architect whose projects combine the functionalism of the modern movement with a bold sculptural expressionism. Le Corbusier was part of the first members of the so-called international school of architecture.

Le Corbusier made many manuscripts that were used not only as a teaching method but also as self-advertising. Furthermore, he was the first architect to work with raw concrete, a technique that would later be used for asceticism and sculptural forms.

He created a modern furniture collection

Within his years he was capable of designing a whole collection called cushions baskets, where the LC3 sofa and LC2 chair were the stars of it.

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