Le Corbusier (France, 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 designer Charlotte Perriand, he devised such iconic pieces as the LC2 Le Grand 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 seating pieces give them a sculptural presence in any décor, yet they are sublimely restful. And as you will see from the offerings on these pages, Le Corbusier’s furniture reflects a worldly taste: it is at once refined, cosmopolitan and chic.

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Paire de fauteuils, Design Le Corbusier, 1970 Cass...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1970s Italian Armchairs
Metal
Pair of armchairs, Design Le Corbusier 1970 Cassina Model LC2, structure in chromed iron, upholstered in original leather, an armchair has the skin of a torn armrest, see photos.
Le Corbusier Desk / Table
Le Corbusier Desk / Table
Le Corbusier
20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables
Metal, Wood
Le Corbusier table or desk, 1931-1932 Grey enameled metal and wood. All original. Provenance: Pavillon Suisse, Cite Universitaire, Paris.
Pair of Le Corbusier LC1 Lounge Chairs for Cassina
Pair of Le Corbusier LC1 Lounge Chairs for Cassina...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Pair of iconic lounge chairs designed by Le Corbusier and produced by Cassina. Chairs are signed and stamped. These are model LC1 and feature a rare ox blood red leather.
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret Desk Chair, France, circa 1955
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret Desk Chair, France...
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century French Other Armchairs
Wicker, Teak
Desk chair for the Chandigarh Administration building, India.
LC4 Lounge Chair by Designer Le Corbusier, Bi-Colo...
Le Corbusier
2010s French Lounge Chairs
Steel, Cowhide
LC4 - Le Corbusier LC4 lounge chair LC4 by Designer Le Corbusier, edited by Cassina and signed Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Published 2010. Material: Cache Skin bi-color...
Le Corbusier Lounge Chairs by Cassina
Le Corbusier Lounge Chairs by Cassina
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Pair of Mid-Century Modern chrome framed leather cube chairs by Cassina. Classic style that moves perfectly into a modern home or office. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - w...
Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier Cassina Black Leat...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
For your consideration is an original vintage black leather and chrome, chaise lounge by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Italy, circa 1960s. In great condition. The dimensions are 23" W x 58"...
Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier Trunk Table
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier Trunk Table
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier 'Tree Trunk' lounge table for the High Court and private residences in Chandigarh, India . Designed 1954-1955. Iron Mango plater fixed on three iron rods...
Le Corbusier  Unité, Planche 18, 1963
Le Corbusier Unité, Planche 18, 1963
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Prints
Metal, Paper
Le Corbusier Original signed etching with aquatint. (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) 'Titled Unite, planche 18, 1963' Signature: Signed in pencil lower right, "Le Corbusier" Middle left,...
Cassina Le Corbusier Chrome Bathroom Stool
Le Corbusier
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Fabric, Chrome
Cassina Le Corbusier chrome original bathroom stool. Chrome is polished with plated steel frame. All original and seat has removable beige toweling.
Set of Two Original Le Corbusier LC 2 Easy Chair, ...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal, Fabric
Set of two original Le Corbusier LC 2 easy chair, special edition. Design 1928, pillows, traditional hand work, with quality certificate (on the frame with signature, numbers and manuf...
Le Corbusier Large Lithograph "Taureau" 'Le Taure...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Prints
Paper
Le Corbusier Large and rare color lithograph "Taureau" (Le Taureau) Limited edition by Galerie Heidi Weber, Zurich, Switzerland Printed by Imprimerie Mourlot, Paris in 1963. Signed ...
Le Corbusier LC6 Dining Table by Cassina
Le Corbusier LC6 Dining Table by Cassina
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Glass
Cassina manufactured modern glass and steel designed by Le Corbusier. Table is signed. Superb condition.
Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand Rare Corner Co...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
Iron, Oak
Very rare corner coatrack designed by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand manufactured in France, circa 1950. With six removable coat hooks and one shelf Each side measures 60cm ...
1970, LC4 'Black Edition' by Le Corbusier for Cass...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Swiss Chaise Longues
Steel, Fur, Leather
Fabulous LC4 by Le Corbusier for Cassina It has a wonderful original patinated cow fur with a leather headrest and a adjustable black steel frame. The chair or daybed is in a beautifu...
Early LC4 Le Corbusier Chaise Longue Cassina No. 8...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Metal, Leather, Upholstery, Chrome
Early LC4 Le Corbusier Chaise Longue Cassina No. 8XXX Le Corbusier LC4 chaise longue for Cassina with adjustable polished chrome-plated steel frame and innovative self-supporting mattr...
Table Designed by Le Corbusier for 'La Cite Du Ref...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1920s French Tables
Steel, Wood, Lacquer
Table designed by Le Corbusier. Made of lacquered steel tube, wood covered with linoleum and lacquered wood in yellow. Produced in 1929 for the construction of "la cité du refuge" built...
Corbusier LC8 Swivel Stool
By Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Corbusier LC8 Swivel Stool
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1920s Italian Modern Stools
Steel, Leather, Upholstery
The LC8 swivel stool was designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand and consists of a round, thickly padded seat fitted on top of a curving claw-like bas...
Lounge Armchair "LC4" Le Corbusier Cassina Edition...
Le Corbusier
2010s French Lounge Chairs
Leather
Special edition Pony all black Cassina edition LC4 Cassina. After architecture, Le Corbusier will take an interest in the late 1920s with furniture. With Pierre Jeanneret and Charl...
Rare Lounge Sofa from Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret
Rare Lounge Sofa from Le Corbusier and Pierre Jean...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Indian Canapes
Teak
Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967). A exceptional sofa for living room. Canape in teak wood with flat sloping backrest, bridge lateral structure base. Detached armrests wi...
Le Corbusier Glass Table LC10 by Cassina
Le Corbusier Glass Table LC10 by Cassina
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1920s Italian Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Glass, Chrome
Beautiful Le Corbusier table in black steel and chrome with a 15 mm glass top The table is designed as side table for the Le Corbusier LC4. Designed by the trio Le Corbusier, Piere Je...
First Edition Le Corbusier Book with Inscription
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1930s French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Paper
Hardcover first edition of Le Corbusier's seminal La Ville Radieuse (The Radiant City), published by the celebrated review L'Architecture D'Aujourd'hui. A rare volume, made more so by a...
Lounge Armchair "LC4" Le Corbusier Cassina, Black
Le Corbusier
2010s French Daybeds
Leather
LC4 Cassina. After architecture, Le Corbusier will take an interest in the late 1920s with furniture. With Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, he will draw a line of furniture: LC1...
LC2 Le Corbusier Three-Seat Sofa in Black Leather ...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s Finnish Sofas
Leather
Grand comfort sofa from Cassina Three-seat sofa, with trivalent chrome steel structure (CR3). Independent padded cushions in expanded polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. Grained b...
Lounge Armchair "LC4" Le Corbusier Cassina - Brown...
Le Corbusier
2010s French Daybeds
Leather
LC4 Cassina. After architecture, Le Corbusier will take an interest in the late 1920s with furniture. With Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, he will draw a line of furniture: LC1...
Le Corbusier, Very Early LC Three by Cassina in Chrome in Black Patin Leather
Le Corbusier, Very Early LC Three by Cassina in Ch...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1920s French Bauhaus Club Chairs
Leather, Upholstery, Chrome
Leather has, since it is a very early piece, some traces of heavy wear in the front of the cushions, what makes it perfect to indicate the age, 1928. In the back the leather is in good ...
"Swing Chair" by Le Corbusier for Cassina
"Swing Chair" by Le Corbusier for Cassina
Cassina, Le Corbusier
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
LC1 model chair by Cassina features polished chrome frame and leather. The tilting backrest gives a comfortable seating position. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with deal...
Pair of Cassina LC3 Corbusier Armchairs
Pair of Cassina LC3 Corbusier Armchairs
Cassina, Le Corbusier
2010s Italian Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of Cassina LC3 Corbusier armchairs in black high grade leather well cared for and in excellent condition £9500 for both when new, The LC3 Corbusier armchair, from Cassina, w...
Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand Wall-Mounted C...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
Iron, Wood
Coatrack designed by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand manufactured in France, circa 1950. Wood and iron. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and us...
Pair of Le Corbusier Settee and Lounge
Le Corbusier
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Settees
Leather
Single or pair of red le corbusier settee and lounge chair for Cassina.
Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand Wall-Mounted C...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
Wood
Coatrack designed by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand manufactured in France, circa 1950. Wood and iron. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and us...
Modern LC3 Leather Lounge Chair by Le Corbusier fo...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Upholstery, Chrome
Modern LC3 grand comfort leather lounge chair, designed by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Italian, circa 2000s. Nearly new condition with the original ivory color leather cushions.
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret Lawyer Chair
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret Lawyer Chair
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Indian Club Chairs
Teak
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) Lawyer chair model teak armchair with a flat sloping back and lateral bridged legs. Detached armrests with rounder cuffs. Sea...
Pair of LC-1 Chairs by Le Corbusier
Pair of LC-1 Chairs by Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1930s Lounge Chairs
A nicely patinated pair of LC-1 chairs designed by Le Corbusier in brown leather.
Alfred Roth Le Corbusier Two Daybeds Model 455
Alfred Roth Le Corbusier Two Daybeds Model 455
Le Corbusier, Embru
Vintage 1920s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Furniture
Chrome, Iron
Pair of steel tube beds designed by Alfred Roth for Embru, Switzerland in 1927 in collaboration with Le Corbusier. Model 455 One bed is black iron the other is metal color. Origin...
Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand Wall-Mounted C...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Racks and Stands
Iron, Wood
Coatrack designed by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand manufactured in France, circa 1950. Wood and iron. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and us...
Le Corbusier LC3 Grand Comfort Lounge Chairs by Ca...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Two Le Corbusier LC3 grand comfort lounge chairs by Cassina. Both are signed etched by Le Corbusier into the chrome tubing. No rips, tears, holes, or unusual wear. Very well cared for, ...
Le Corbusier "Unite, Plate 6"
Le Corbusier "Unite, Plate 6"
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s French Contemporary Art
Paper
Le Corbusier. Etching and aquatint in colors. Framed 28.5" x 21.5" 95/130.
Le Corbusier LC 3 Three-Seat Sofa
By Cassina, Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier LC 3 Three-Seat Sofa
Cassina, Le Corbusier
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather
Le Corbusier three-seat sofa in original black leather and frame in steel. Designed by Le Corbusier. Maker Cassina.
Mid-Century Modernist Ashtray or Catchall on Stand by Jacques Adnet, circa 1950s
Mid-Century Modernist Ashtray or Catchall on Stand...
Le Corbusier, Jacques Adnet, Lumax
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Tray Tables
Metal, Brass, Glass
Vintage sculptural black metal smoking accessory or catchall on Stand by Jacques Adnet, France, circa 1950s. Elegant four feet stand in original black painted metal with Classic patinat...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Blackboard, 1956-1959
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Blackboard, 1956...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Wood
Established in 1925, the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris aimed to foster cultural diversity and to address the lack of accommodations for undergraduates in the capital. 37 ho...
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret "Lawyer Chairs"
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret "Lawyer Chairs"
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Indian Bergere Chairs
Teak
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) Lawyer chair model teak armchair with a flat sloping back and lateral bridged legs. Detached armrests with rounder cuffs. Seat,...
"Maison Du Brésil" Wardrobe / Room-Divider by Le Corbusier
"Maison Du Brésil" Wardrobe / Room-Divider by Le ...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Wood, Metal, Oak, Plastic
Le Corbusier's Maison du Brésil was built between 1956-1959 to house Brazilian intellectuals studying in Paris. The rooms were fitted with custom-made furniture designed in 1958 by Le ...
LC2 Sofa, by Le Corbusier for Alivar
LC2 Sofa, by Le Corbusier for Alivar
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1920s Swiss Modern Sofas
Steel, Leather
LC2 two seats sofa, designed by Le Corbusier for Alivar, dated 1990. Another timeless Classic, one that made design history. Designed in 1928, it is the archetype of the modern chair...
Pierre Jeanneret Exceptional Set of Two Lounge Seats
Pierre Jeanneret Exceptional Set of Two Lounge Sea...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s Indian Lounge Chairs
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) exceptional set of two lounge seats, asises and back upholstered with a simili blue-grey. Sold in unrestored condition. Epoque 20th century. Measures: ...
Le Corbusier LC2 Cassina Brown Leather Pair of Lou...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Authentic Cassina LC2 pair of chrome and leather lounge chairs.
‘LC6’ Table by Le Corbusier for Cassina, circa 1990, Signed
‘LC6’ Table by Le Corbusier for Cassina, circa 199...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
1990s French Modern Tables
Metal, Glass
This desk or table made for Cassina by Le Corbusier is signed and numbered. This is the LC6 model.
Mid-Century Lumax Molded Glass Desk Accessory by L...
Le Corbusier, Lumax
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Glass
Rare Industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory (desk tidy - ashtray) manufactured by Lumax, France. Original design by Le Corbusier, circa 1950s. Engraved "Made in France" on side...
Vintage Lumax Molded Glass Desk Accessory by Le Co...
Le Corbusier, Lumax
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Glass
Industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory (desk tidy - ashtray) manufactured by Lumax, France. Original design by Le Corbusier, circa 1950s. Engraved company logo on side. Excelle...
Le Corbusier Loveseat
By Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier Loveseat
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Loveseats
Stainless Steel
Stylish, iconic Corbusier loveseat, newly upholstered. Frame high gauge tubular stainless steel, polished to a perfect mirror finish.
Very Early le Corbusier Chaise No. 286 LC4
Very Early le Corbusier Chaise No. 286 LC4
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s German Bauhaus Chaise Longues
Le Corbusier LC4 chaise longue for Cassina with adjustable polished chrome-plated steel frame and innovative self-supporting mattress, covered in original and wonderful patinated pony f...
Le Corbusier  - The Radiant City 1967
Le Corbusier - The Radiant City 1967
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1960s British Collectibles and Curiosities
First English edition, published by The Orion Press, 1967. A brilliant republication of the iconic 'La Ville Radieuse' originally published in 1933. Using reproductions of the origina...
Le Corbusier-Suite De Dessins - 1968
Le Corbusier-Suite De Dessins - 1968
Le Corbusier
Mid-20th Century French Collectibles and Curiosities
Paper
First edition, Éditions Forces Vives, 1968. A scarce edition of drawings by Le Corbusier, best known for his architectural and furniture designs. The styles vary between more figura...
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - Pierre Jeanneret (1896-...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Indian Bergere Chairs
Teak
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) Lawyer chair model teak armchair with a flat sloping back and lateral bridged legs. Detached armrests with rounder cuffs. Seat, b...
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - Pierre Jeanneret (1896-...
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Indian Armchairs
Teak
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) Living room consisting of a sofa and two armchairs. Canapé in teak with flat sloping backrest, bridge lateral structure base. De...
Pair of Le Corbussier Chairs, lc1
Pair of Le Corbussier Chairs, lc1
Le Corbusier
Vintage 1980s American Chairs
Iconic Le Corbussier lc1 designed chairs. Chromed steel and leather. The chairs back is attached to the frame by a rod that allows the angle of tilt to change. Each chair measures 23.25...
Early Le Corbusier/Jeanneret/Perriand LC4 Chaise L...
Le Corbusier
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
A Le Corbusier for Cassina chaise lounge chair. Leather and chrome chaise lounge with original metal base. Underside of chrome chaise bears original "Cassina" and "Atelier International...
Coffee Table LC10 by Le Corbusier for Cassina Ital...
Cassina, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Glass, Metal
Beautiful coffee table model "LC10" by Le Corbusier, manufactured by Cassina in Italy around 1980. This lovely table has a high quality glass top and a chrome metal base. It is signe...