Le Corbusier: A Brief History
It isn’t often that a piece of furniture – a chair, a table, a chaise – can be said to have a story behind it. However, the pieces from designer and architect Le Corbusier do have a rich history behind them. Le Corbusier began his furniture designs in 1928 inspired by one of his books on the subject – L’Art Décoratif d’aujourd’Hui. In this book he laid out three types of ideas he wanted represented in furniture design – type-needs, type-furniture, and human-limb objects. Inspired both by Greek architecture and modern machines, Le Corbusier designed pieces of furniture that were sleek, functional and sculpted to fit the human physique. This is especially the case with the Le Corbusier chair – LC2 and LC3 – which as a reproduction is close to Le Corbusier’s original design.
Today, some of Le Corbusier’s original furniture pieces do still exist but most are reproductions. Bauhaus 2 Your House specializes in replicas that are as close to the original as possible. We honor the memory and creative spirit of this Renaissance man and the furniture he created with pieces like the Le Corbusier table which is sculpted of clean, simple lines. We also have a Le Corbusier chaise that reflects his philosophy of furniture being form fitting and an extension of the human body. This concept – which was revolutionary at the time – is present in all of Le Corbusier’s furniture. Today, his pieces are coveted by art collectors and auction house owners. So, it is with humility and respect that we invite you to make his revolutionary designs a part of your home.