Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Le Corbusier: Modern Architecture Pioneer... With Attitude


One of the best parts of learning about history through the art of any given period is that it becomes a story with personalities and relationships and new perspectives.

For instance, did you know that Le Corbusier, the revered Swiss architect who has been credited with pioneering modernism in architecture was detested by many of his contemporaries for his odd personality?  In 1938, while overstaying his welcome with Eileen Gray, his coeval and well-known rival, and her partner Jean Badovici in their home in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, an argument between Gray and Le Corbusier resulted in him defacing her plain white walls with his colorful murals.  As a testament to his undeniable talent, these murals have been preserved and even admired by many in the years since. 

His undeniable talent is also evident in his iconic furniture that remains a staple in homes and offices worldwide.  The Modern Classics LC2 Petite Lounge Chair Reproduction matches the dimensions he had originally designed, with a #304 stainless steel frame and 17 aniline-dyed color choices of Italian top grain leather from Grade A hides.

Come have a seat and check it out in either our Chicago or Bellingham Showrooms!

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