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Le Corbusier

French, Swiss, 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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LC4 Chaise Longue
LC4 Chaise Longue
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC3 Grand Confort Chair
LC3 Grand Confort Chair
LC1 Chair
LC1 Chair
Le Corbusier for Cassina Lc4 Chaise Lounge in Tri-Color Hide Signed and Numbered
By Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Seattle, WA
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, or simply Le Corbusier (1887-1965), was a rock star. Among the likes of Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier was one of the leading arc...
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1990s Italian Bauhaus Le Corbusier

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Steel

Le Corbusier Applique de Marseille Wall Lamp for Nemo in Matte Gray
By Nemo Lighting 1, Le Corbusier
Located in Glendale, CA
Le Corbusier Applique de Marseille wall lamp for Nemo in matte gray. Le Corbusier designed the Applique de Marseille for his Paris apartment at Rue Nungesser et Coli. This elegant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier

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Aluminum

Le Corbusier 'Borne Béton Petite' Table Lamp for Nemo
By Nemo Lighting 1, Le Corbusier
Located in Glendale, CA
Le Corbusier 'Borne Béton Petite' table lamp for Nemo. This iconic table lamp is an authorized re-edition of Le Corbusier's 'Borne Béton' concrete lamp in a table version, origina...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier

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Concrete

'LC2' Three-Seat Sofa by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret & Perriand for Cassina, Signed
By Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Cassina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina (authentic signed) LC2 three-seat sofa with charcoal grey fabric cushions and tubular chrome frame. The LC2 was designed in 1...
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2010s Italian Bauhaus Le Corbusier

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Chrome

Le Corbusier LC14 Cabanon Wood Stool by Cassina
By Cassina, Le Corbusier
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Stool designed by Le Corbusier in 1952-59. Relaunched in 2010. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Designed in 1952 for the Cabanon, a hut built by Le Corbusier on the French Riviera,...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier

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Wood

  • Le Corbusier LC14 Cabanon Wood Stool by Cassina
  • Le Corbusier LC14 Cabanon Wood Stool by Cassina
  • Le Corbusier LC14 Cabanon Wood Stool by Cassina
  • Le Corbusier LC14 Cabanon Wood Stool by Cassina
H 10.63 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.93 in.
Designed by Le Corbusier for Lumax Nevada Molded Glass Desk Tidy Ashtray, 1950s
By Le Corbusier, Lumax
Located in Atlanta, GA
1950s Industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory, desk tidy, or cigar ashtray manufactured by Lumax, France. Original design by Le Corbusier, this model named "Nevada" was used ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier

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Glass

Coffee Table 'LC10' by Le Corbusier for Cassina, 1924
By Cassina, Le Corbusier
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful LC10 coffee table in very good condition. Designed by Le Corbusier in 1924 Manufactured by Cassina The table has a thick glass top which rests on a mat black frame with...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier

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Metal, Chrome

LC3 Lounge Chairs, Le Corbusier by Cassina, 1970s
By Cassina, Le Corbusier
Located in Renens, CH
Probably the most well-known designs by the Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) are the LC2 and LC3 armchairs. Le Corbusier hardly needs an introduction, hi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier

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Metal

  • LC3 Lounge Chairs, Le Corbusier by Cassina, 1970s
  • LC3 Lounge Chairs, Le Corbusier by Cassina, 1970s
  • LC3 Lounge Chairs, Le Corbusier by Cassina, 1970s
  • LC3 Lounge Chairs, Le Corbusier by Cassina, 1970s
H 23.23 in. W 38.98 in. D 26.78 in.
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Le Corbusier furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Le Corbusier furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Le Corbusier collection, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 70 vintage versions of these items, while there are 18 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Le Corbusier were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Tecno, Marco Zanuso and Franco Albini. Le Corbusier furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On average, these items start at $350 and top out at $138,761, while pieces like these can sell for $5,073.
Questions About Le Corbusier
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Le Corbusier was an architect, furniture designer and city planner who is famous for designs that combined bold expression and function. He promoted open, efficient spaces and clean geometric forms. Find furniture designed by Le Corbusier and his collaborators on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, best known by his adopted name Le Corbusier, is famous for his work as an architect, city planner and designer who combined bold sculptural expressionism with functionality. Often referred to as the pioneer of progress-minded architecture, Le Corbusier is widely influential. His career spanned almost five decades, and his furniture is known to be refined and chic. Shop a selection of Le Corbusier furniture on 1stDibs.

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