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Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, the Swiss architect and founder of International Style, wore many hats throughout his career. I have always been a fan of his work as I have a soft spot for modern architecture.The Villa Savoye (Poissy, France 1929) is one of his most famous houses and one of my favorites. 

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His very famous and recognizable LC3 Armchair (1929).

Cassina owns the rights to his furniture designs.

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His work as an artist, echoing Picasso.

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kt.COLOR, the Swiss paint company, has recently brought Le Corbusier’s color collection to fruition with 106 interior colors. Le Corbusier had a profound appreciation for color and the new collection includes sixty-three pigment based hues that were originally created for the LC 32 and LC 43 paint series. What gorgeous colors….The paints are available through Aronson’s Floor Covering in NYC.

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His color studies in Polychromie Architectural which showcase the color keyboards.

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This one is on my wish list…

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Across the pond Le Corbusier continues to be a favorite. The Barbican Gallery in London is featuring an exhibit Le Corbusier- The Art of Architecture through May 24, 2009. The RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architecture) is showcasing a model of Le Corbusier’s tiny summer home. 172 square feet that supposedly took him thirty minutes to design. The ultimate in modern living and simplicity.

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Here is the back side of Villa Savoye. C’est tres chic.

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and the very famous Le Corbusier Chapel in Ronchamp, France. 

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Is it me or does it remind you too of a familiar house?

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Okay, I need to get back to work. I would really just like to lounge around on the LC4today.

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I will write a follow up when I try the paints. Anyone else a LC fan? 

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