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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.

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Rue Mallet-Stevens in Paris.

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.

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Don’t miss Provenance
at Simon Preston Gallery.

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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French architecture, peacocks, gardens …
and chairs.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from a recent trip to France.

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Just in: New products at DWR.

Bang & Olufsen, carved penguins and a foosball table are just a few of our new launches for October. Check them out at or a DWR Studio near you.

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Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From modern women at MoMA to Edgar Degas in Kansas City to time machines at MIT, there is richness to enjoy everywhere.

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DWR Studio Events

10.8.13 Boston Sotheby’s at DWR. Join us for an evening with Sotheby’s International Realty, exploring the processes and possibilities of local architectural projects.
10.18.13 Milwaukee Gallery Night: MIAD Student Work We’ll be highlighting the next generation of design: the work of Milwaukee School of Art and Design’s interior architecture students.

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