Sunday, 9 May 2010

The IDC Design Class - Le Corbusier for Cassina

The great Architect, Le Corbusier, only began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after inviting the architect Charlotte Perriand to join his studio. Pierre Jeanneret, also collaborated on many of the designs.

Before the arrival of Perriand, Le Corbusier relied on ready-made furniture to furnish his projects, such as the simple pieces manufactured by Thonet, the company that manufactured his designs in the 1930s.

In 1964, while Le Corbusier was still alive, Cassina S.p.A. of Milan acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to manufacture his furniture designs.

Today many copies exist, but Cassina is still the only manufacturer authorized by the Fondation Le Corbusier.

Source: Fondation Le Corbusier

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