Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was born at La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura, in 1887; he died in France, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, on the French Côte d’Azur, in 1965. Early in his career his work met with some resistance owing to its alleged «revolutionary» nature and the radical look it acquired from its «purist» experiments; in time , however, it won the recognition it deserved and it is still widely admired. His message is still being assimilated by an ever increasing number of people in the profession, but his far-out avant-garde attitudes should be interpreted with due consideration for the use of rational systems in his planning method, evidenced by extremely simple modules and formes based on the functional logic. «Functionalism tending not so much to an exaltation of the mechanical function at the expense of the symbolic, as to the rejection of symbol that he now considers outmoded and insignificant and the restoration of the pratical function as a symbol of new values». In his activities as town-planner, architect and designer, his method of research continued to develop, at times going to the opposite extremes of a rich plastic idiom. Much the same commitment will be found in the furniture of the Equipement intérieur de l’habitation (tables, chairs, armchairs, sofas) designed for the Salon d’Automne, 1928, with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and “Casiers Standard”, system of container units designed for the Pavillon of the Esprit Nouveau, 1925, with Pierre Jeanneret. Cassina reproposes this furniture considered “up-to-date”; its clear and essential “form” is highly adaptable to change in time and in environment, constantly providing new significance.
APPLIQUE DE MARSEILLE by Nemo is a wall lamp designed by Le Courbusier for his Paris apartment at Rue Nungesser et Coli.
The lamp will be provided in accordance with the power requirements and cabling standards in force in the country of shipping.
BORNE BÉTON GRANDE by Nemo is a concrete outdoor and indoor floor lamp, conceived for the Unité d’habitation de Marseille and for Bhakra Dam, Sukhna Dam in India in 1952. Each lamp is a handcrafted product: small aesthetic and finishing differences between one lamp and the other make them unique.The lamp will be provided in accordance with the power requirements and cabling standards in force in the country of shipping.
LC10-P Low table by Cassina is a part of a series of low tables, square and rectangular, with legs in chrome steel and painted frame available in the different colours of Le Corbusier’s original palette.
LC11-P Table by Cassina was designed by the authors in two diff erent versions: the first was made for Le Corbusier’s Paris apartment in rue Nungesser-et-Coli, in 1934 and the second one, with a slate top, was designed for the Maison du Jeune Homme in Brussels, in 1935.
LC16 TABLE DE TRAVAIL Storage unit by Cassina, is a system made up of a mobile storage units surfaced in natural matte coloured oak. The open compartment is equipped with fastened shelves. This system of furniture can be expanded with modular open elements.