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Le Corbusier LC/BD-01-A Ahmedabad Console Desk / Authentic Mid-Century Modern

$120,500

About

This beautiful console desk was created by B. Doshi and Le Corbusier. It is not only a very rare piece but also an item of museum quality. It is raw in its simplicity and splendid with that solid teak wood, which shows a strongly patinated material. We didn't restore this item too much. So we kept as much as possible of the historical traces and value. We are very proud to offer this item. Its a design masterpiece and finally a true rarity. It is one of the master pieces done by Le Corbusier. There were probably less than ten of them. So it's one of a kind. Authenticity: We sell only authentic midcentury objects. The owner of our gallery picks in India each piece on his own. We buy all objects unrestored, so all traces and important indicators of authenticity are visible. All wooden parts are original. We don’t replace damaged parts by new once or from some other damaged Jeanneret pieces. The patina is very important and during the restoration we try to preserve as much as possible of it. Old cracks, many layers of scratches, old traces of worn lacquer, distortions of the beams or the oxidation of the wood because of people’s touch are important signs of authenticity. There are fake Chandigarh objects, so it's smart to buy from experts with a reputation. We add a “Certificate of Authenticity”. About us: We are located in Switzerland, the origin of Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier. Proud to offer you our huge selection of authentic midcentury pieces. The owner studied architecture at the elite university ETH in Zurich. Soon after the opening of his gallery in Zurich Downtown he focused on rare items by Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. Finally he's got one of the biggest experts for Chandigarh objects worldwide.

Details

  • Creator
    Le Corbusier (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in (77 cm)Width: 74.41 in (189 cm)Depth: 27.56 in (70 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Zürich, CH
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2566321749352

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Le Corbusier

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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