Le Corbusier designed his LC12 Table (1925) for Villa La Roche in Paris. The structure, which is a pair of semi-attached houses, was Corbusier’s third commission in Paris and today it houses the Foundation Le Corbusier. The house, which Corbu and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret designed for a Swiss banker and art collector, is a series of small spaces that explode into larger rooms and the experience culminates with a curved two-story gallery. It is an example of what Corbusier referred to as “new” architecture, which he described as “the clever, accurate and magnificent play of volumes assembled with light.” The LC12 Table reflects this, but in a simpler scale. The pedestal is of a minimal width for its vertical shape, and the tabletop has maximum width for its minimal horizontal dimension. Each piece is signed and numbered and, as a product of Cassina’s Masters Collection, is manufactured by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Made in Italy.
The user-friendly size of the LC12 makes it easy to fit into any space for use as a desk or dining table.
Few would protest that Le Corbusier, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. He articulated provocative ideas, created revolutionary designs and demonstrated a strong, if utopian, sense of purpose to meet the needs of a democratic society dominated by the machine. Read more >
Also designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand
Through luck, fate or simply the power of her own genius, Charlotte Perriand designed a roof-top bar for the Salon d'Automne which drew the attention of Le Corbusier. Upon seeing the anodized aluminum and chromed steel furniture that Perriand had designed for the bar, the famed Corbusier invited Perriand to join the Le Corbusier studio. Read more >
Pierre Jeanneret Switzerland (1896-1967)
It is the fate of history that architect and furniture designer Pierre Jeanneret will forever be best known for his collaborations with his famous and esteemed cousin, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (aka, Le Corbusier). The two began their partnership in 1922 with the Villa Besnus outside Paris. This famous familial duo went on to create some of the most esteemed icons of mid-century modernism, including the Villa Savoye in Poissy, France, and the Grand Modele seating collection. Read more >
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