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Le Corbusier Lithograph - Modern Furniture


To truly understand mid-century modern furniture, let’s begin with the Swiss designer, Le Corbusier. He was one of the pioneers of what we’ve come to know as “Modern” furniture and architecture, as well as “International style”. He was an architect, designer, urbanist, writer and a painter.

Le Corbusier was born on October 6, 1887, under the birth name of Charles- Edouard Jeanneret. He was the son of Edouard Jeanneret, a dial painter in the renowned watch industry town of LaChaux de-Fonds, Switzerland. His mother, Madame Jeanneret-Perrct, was a musician and piano teacher. This background, a combined love of the arts and attention to detail, likely contributed to Le Corbusier’s affinity for…

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