Posts tagged as 'Le Corbusier'

'La Maison au Bord de l’Eau' by Charlotte Perriand

‘La Maison au Bord de l’Eau’ by Charlotte Perriand

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, French fashion house Louis Vuitton has built ‘La Maison au Bord de l’Eau’, a compact modernist beach house by architect, designer, planner and photographer Charlotte Perriand.



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Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

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Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Blue mountains, photo: courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, is an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that spans the entire range of Le Corbusier’s artistic output – as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer – and reveals the ways in which he observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career.



Charlotte Perriand and ‘Nuage’ at the Expo Synthèse des Arts Tokyo, 1955; photo by Junzo Inamura

Tubular steel chairs, or perhaps aluminium and glass creations might indeed be the first designs that come to mind when thinking of Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering pieces. One of modernism’s most significant furniture designers, and one of the few women who broke the glass ceiling of this then firmly male-dominated profession, Perriand’s most famous designs include the iconic LC4 Chaise Longue or the LC7 Swivel Chair, both of which were developed in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. On this recently-reissued oak wood-and-aluminium shelving collection however, the French designer worked on her own. Called ‘Nuage‘ the Bauhaus-coloured modular series was inspired by Japanese architecture (Perriand spent there two years working as a ministerial advisor on industrial design) and comprises five models of varying heights, all of which feature characteristic sliding panels which come in either anodised aluminium, or in red, blue, green, yellow, grey, black or white. (more…)

Table version of the 'PROJECTEUR 365' by Le Corbusier

Earlier last week, the Italian lighting brand Nemo has presented its new reinterpretation of Le Corbusier’s 1954 ‘PROJECTOUR 365′ lamp. Created in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation, the updated version of the pared-down, industrial light is now available in wall, floor and ceiling versions. (more…)

'LC7 Outdoor' chair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand

The Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina has released an outdoor version of the iconic ‘LC7′ swivel chair. Originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928, the new ‘LC7 Outdoor’ edition is made of stainless steel and water-resistant, high tenacity polyester fabric which is available in five neutral colours. (more…)

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on Chandigarh's Lake Shukna in a pedal boat designed by Jeanneret, c. 1950; photo Sureh Sharma

Having received the brief to plan and design a new state capital for the Punjab, Le Corbusier, true to form, delivered a striking urban entity that’s a veritable ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. A forthcoming exhibition at the Galerie Anton Meier in Geneva of the Swiss architect and Pierre Jeanneret’s furniture for India’s first postcolonial city demonstrates neatly the level of consideration given to the shaping this modernist gem. (by Simon Cowell)


read Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic

Sorella by Harvey Guzzini (1972)

The Italian manufacturer Nemo – Cassina Lighting has released re-editions of three contemporary table lamps designed between 1954 and 1973 by the three masters: Le Corbusier, Harvey Guzzini and Man Ray.


Designed by Harvey Guzzini, the highly-futuristic ‘Sorrela’ light gained its fame thanks to the British

science-fiction television series, ‘Space: 1999′, where it has been featured as a desk lamp at the iconic fictional spacecraft – Eagle Transporter – soon after its creation in 1972. Developed in matte white polycarbonate, the streamlined lamp ‘holds a direct fluorescent light that enhances its cold, futuristic character.’ (more…)

Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier

Unité d’Habitation – people also call it ‘Living Machine’ – is the name of a residential housing design principle Le Corbusier developed in the 1940s. Five of them have been realised, four in France and one in Berlin. The first one was the Cité radieuse in Marseille. Recently the Paris based design duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec got the chance to refurnish and design the interior of one apartment. The open doors of the Apartment 50 featuring the exhibition will be held from July 15 to August 15 2010.

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Here is what the designers explain:

“It all started early this year when Jasper Morrison introduced us to the owners of one of the apartments in the housing block unit of the Marseille-based Radiant City. The Apartment 50 is not a museum; it is a lived-in space that we remodelled – just for the time of the summer season. We decided to feature a selection of objects from our collection of designs which seemed to rightly fit in this apartment and match the way the owners are living in it. As an echo to Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé’s original furniture of the space, it seemed natural to us to articulate the remodelling around the SteelWood collection, Magis – including a table, some chairs and a shelving system. Additionally, while remembering that Le Corbusier had a special interest in tapestries, we felt comfortable with the idea of installing a group of Clouds, Kvadrat up on the wall. Finally, a Zip carpet, Vitra and two of our latest lighting designs, including Lampalumina, Bitossi and LightHouse, Established & Sons and Venini, complete this ephemeral remodelling project.”

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

Apparment 50 by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, © studio bouroullec & FLC/ADAGP Paris

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