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Charles Le Corbusier

Birthdate
1887
Nationality
Swiss
Occupation
Architect

Born in 1887 in Switzerland, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as "Le Corbusier" is a complete artist! Architect, urban planner, painter, sculptor, designer... He is recognized throughout the world as the main actor of the modern architectural movement.

During his 60 years of career and through his many works, he blends heritage and modernity. A combination that can be found today in his creations scattered over 4 continents, in 12 different countries and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Avant-garde, Le Corbusier brings new solutions to the world of architecture. Indeed, it favours the passage of light, modernizes techniques by developing architecture at a height and meets the social and human needs of modern man. It is on this last step that he collaborates with the famous French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand.

Among his emblematic works are La Cité Radieuse (Marseille, France, 1945-1952), Le Musée National d'Art Occidental (Tokyo, Japan, 1957) and Le Palais de l'assemblée (Chandigarh, India, 1955).
Moreover, it is during these numerous architectural achievements that Charles-Edouard Jeanneret created unique lighting fixtures! The Marseille lamp, the Projecteur collection, the Parliament floor lamp or the Borne Béton are all specific creations for each building built. All these lightings are now published by the Italian company Nemo Lighting for the general public! A real opportunity for architecture fans...

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“Architecture is a turn of mind and not a profession.”
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