Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier was a prolific French architect, designer, urbanist, painter and writer and one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century - a pioneer of what is now called 'modern architecture'. A vehement advocate of the modern aesthetic Le Corbusier designed with a much revered puritan severity. His view that a modern house or apartment was a 'machine for living' in is exemplified by some of the furniture he created to go in them such as the LC4 Chaise, LC1 Armchair and LC2 Armchair from Cassina.
One of the most influential, most admired - most detested architects of the 20th century, the 'apostle of concrete, the artist of high-rise' polarised opinion. To his critics, he is the father of charmless tower blocks, sink estates and multi-storey car parks, with one architectural writer actually suggesting he was "evil". To his admirers, Le Corbusier was a visionary genius whose functional designs may have offered, and may still offer a solution for civilised urban living for poor and rich alike. Like him or loathe him, 50 years on from his death, there is no denying that the Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris remains one of the most important designers of modern times.
At Utility, we are proud stockists of Le Corbusier's much celebrated furniture collection from Cassina. Shop the collection here now.