Designer Feature: Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887 – 1965) may not be a household name. However, you may recognize his moniker, Le Corbusier. By renaming himself, the international man of design, architecture, artist, urban planner and author, one of the forerunners of modern architecture and mid-century modern design, made his pseudonym iconic forever.

While Le Corbusier may be most famous for his urban planning and architecture, his furniture has arguably had a more democratizing effect. Designs inspired by his work can be found in countless homes surrounded by thousands of interior design styles.

Some of the best reproductions are the Rove Concepts Le Corbusier furniture pieces, which includes the Rove Concepts LC1, Rove Concepts LC2 and Rove Concepts LC4. Featuring Italian aniline leather and hand polished #304 stainless steel, the series is practically indiscernible from the original.

Famously stating that “Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois,” Le Corbusier designed his furniture to be structured, even his sofas. His most famous works are the chrome tubular framed leather chairs cornered with right angles. Classically found in black leather with silver stainless steel, the LC seats are definitely made with structure in mind.

With a legacy like the LC chairs series, Le Corbusier will never be forgotten.


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