A Design Within Reach publication | October 6, 2013 | Written by Gwendolyn Horton
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To honor Le Corbusier, who was born on this day in 1887, we are also raising our glasses to Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. Forever overshadowed, like middle child Jan Brady, Perriand and Jeanneret were instrumental to Corbu’s success. Without them he could not have accomplished everything that he did.
Exploring Maison La Roche in Paris.
His sense of humor masked by a French facade, the museum curator handed me a pair of blue booties for my tour of the stair- and ramp-laden architecture of Maison La Roche in Paris. Designed in 1923 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, this house with art gallery was commissioned by Swiss banker Raoul La Roche.
If the name Robert Mallet-Stevens isn’t immediately familiar to you, you’re not alone. The French architect and designer demanded that his archives be destroyed upon his death, ultimately erasing the memory of him as well. Fortunately, his architecture remains.
Through Sunday, October 6, the Simon Preston Gallery in SoHo is hosting Provenance by Amie Siegel, an exhibition that examines the global furniture trade from Chandigarh, the Indian city planned by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.
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