Monday, October 13, 2008
Le Corbusier's Petite Loveseat
In the 1920s when Art Deco and Art Nouveau thrived as the popular design aesthetic, Le Corbusier and other designers took a totally different approach through partaking in modernism. Le Corbusier worked with stainless steal to create the solid frames of his LC2 collection, which was featured in the 1929 Salon d’Automne.
In its original context the petite love seat was placed in a space considered the epitome of luxurious modernism. The space was a model apartment meant to showcase the works of designers such as Le Corbusier and the new materials of the time. Light was a key concept for the Salon d’Automne and this was achieved in the space through a glass floor and ceiling as well as furniture supported with tubular steal structure.
Today, reproductions of Le Corbusier’s original collection are sold to those who appreciate modern design. You can find reproductions of Le Corbusier’s petite loveseat from his LC2 collection selling for about 2,000 dollars online. The LC2 collection is practical yet stylish and sleek. A more wealthy family may use the collection in their living or family room for practical every day use. While many middle class Americans may simple marvel at the collection in their boss’s office or a friend’s stylish New York apartment. Because technology is such a large part of our culture today, pieces such as Corbusier’s petite loveseat, which was modeled after the machine, thrive in the modern environment. Furthermore, the classic minimalist style allows for the collection to look beautiful in almost all spaces from traditional to contemporary.