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Office sofa and chairs designed by Le Corbusier

Modern chairs and sofas for the modern office based on classic design by Le Corbusier - available for delivery throughout the UK

picture of single seater chair by Le Corbusier
picture of two seater sofa by Le Corbusier
picture of three seater sofa by Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier 1887 - 1965

Swiss born Charles Edouard Jeanneret, was a highly skilled, prize winning watch engraver, until he changed his profession and his name to become the renowned architect and designer that we know as 'Le Corbusier'.

In 1910 he apprenticed himself at the acclaimed studios of Peter Behrens in Berlin (where both Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius worked and trained). He soon returned to Switzerland to teach and practice architecture.

Le Corbusier's 'Domino House' became his first milestone of innovative and inspirational creation. His use of reinforced concrete (supported by steel pillars) negated the necessity for the usual confining supporting walls, thus creating an early example of 'the open plan' interior.

In 1917 he left Switzerland once again, and returned to Paris where the vibrant culture and art community inspired him to begin painting and writing.

Throughout the 1920's he continued to produce a number of Architectural books and his periodical journal 'L'esprit Nouveau'. As co-founder of the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM), he promoted his personal philosophy of architecture as part of what he called "the machine of living", an inextricable component of life and living.

In 1928 together with his contemporary collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand his studio began designing furniture for his architectural design projects. This was of course a trend common amoung the Bauhaus designers, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright et al.

In 1929 his studio exhibited some of his furniture designs at the Salon d'Automne in Paris: The tubular steel 'Relaxing Machine' as he termed the B306 Chaise Longue and the now equally famous swivel chair the 'B306'.

The trio went on to design other classics such as 'The Grand Comfort' Series so beloved by todays design officianados. In contrast to the more efficient linear style of his contemporaries - 'The Grand Confort Series' is undeniably luxurious and bulky - suited perfectly to his new architectural aesthetic - expansively modern, open plan homes.