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Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

French, 1887-1965

Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, best known by his adopted name Le Corbusier, was a highly influential architect, designer, painter, urban planner and writer whose career spanned almost five decades.

A pioneer of progress-minded modern architecture, Le Corbusier sought to impose a rational order on the chaos of the world through design. He rejected the excessive architectural ornament and developed a style that became known as brutalism, creating buildings with elemental geometric forms that were made of industrial materials such as steel and reinforced concrete. Le Corbusier believed that pure, well-designed spaces could offer a lesson in how little is needed to achieve happiness. To convey this notion, the architect prioritized modern, open interiors and emphasized light, rational designs. His architecture and interiors share a clear sense of space and structural order, underlining the beauty in harmony, proportion and simplicity.

Le Corbusier’s furniture espouses these same ideals. His designs are spare, minimal and efficient but at the same time offer supreme comfort. Collaborating with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and trailblazing designer Charlotte Perriand, he devised such iconic pieces as the LC2 Petit Confort armchair and the LC4 chaise longue. Each couples a tubular chrome frame with soft, supple leather upholstery, lending an organic warmth to an industrially made design. In his furniture, Le Corbusier broke new ground in ergonomics. The shape of the LC4 chaise is taken directly from the human form; the classic cowhide upholstery makes the sitter feel weightless; and the piece features an adjustable positioning mechanism to promote total relaxation.

Such planning and intelligence were the hallmarks of Le Corbusier’s career. Whether in his designs for private residences such as the Villa Savoye near Paris, apartment towers like the Unité D'habitation in Marseilles, or in his furniture, he worked toward a style of living that was expansive and flexible. The strength and simplicity of line of Le Corbusier’s sofas and other seating pieces give them a sculptural presence in any décor, yet they are sublimely restful. And as you will see on 1stDibs, Le Corbusier’s furniture reflects a worldly taste: it is at once refined, cosmopolitan and chic.

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Lumax Nevada Glass Desk Tidy Catchall Ashtray by Le Corbusier
By Lumax, Le Corbusier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely 1950s Industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory catchall, desk tidy, or ashtray manufactured by Lumax, France. Original design by Le Corbusier, this model named "Nevada"...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Glass

Designed by Le Corbusier for Lumax 1950s Nevada Molded Glass Desk Tidy Ashtray
By Le Corbusier, Lumax
Located in Atlanta, GA
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Glass

Designed by Le Corbusier for Lumax Molded Glass Desk Accessory Ashtray Catchall
By Le Corbusier, Lumax
Located in Atlanta, GA
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Le Corbusier Ventilator Shutter from Chandigarh
By Le Corbusier
Located in Soho, London, GB
Vertical ventilator shutter in folded, riveted sheet aluminium. Profiled in the shape of an aeroplane's wing, with steel pivots at the ends for rotation and air regulation. A handle ...
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Le Corbusier Decorative Objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Le Corbusier Decorative Objects are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Le Corbusier decorative objects, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of Le Corbusier's original decorative objects were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. Many customers also consider decorative objects by Lumax Decorative Objects, Alexandre Noll Decorative Objects and Pierre Cardin Decorative Objects if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Le Corbusier Decorative Objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at US$350 and tops out at US$17,655, while pieces like these can sell for US$400 on average.