CHARLES EDOUARD JEANNERET DIT “LE CORBUSIER” (1887-1965)
Manufactured by Ateliers Le Corbusier
Created for the Cité Radieuse of Firmeny
Oak, formica, painted wood
140 cm x 140 cm x 183h cm
55 in x 55 in x 72h in
Roger Aujame, et al., Le Corbusier et la Bretagne, Finistère, 1196, p. 42
Allen Brooks, ed., The Le Corbusier Archive, New York/Paris, 1982-1984, vol. 17, p. 60, plan no. 26.426
Cité Radieuse of Firmeny
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret Swiss architect who was one of the protagonists of international architectural renaissance of the twentieth century. Besides being one of the greatest innovators of modern architecture, it was a tireless cultural agitator, work that exerted with passion throughout his life. With his writings he gained a deserved reputation as polemicist and provided a real flow of innovative ideas that have made his work a decisive influence on later architecture.
Le Corbusier’s utopia was to create a new urban reality, a city that was a synthesis between nature and technology development. For this purpose, architecture and urbanism they should be fully integrated.