Have a seat. Le Corbusier would have wanted you to.

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Cassina Le Corbusier Installation at Philbrook Museum of Art

Cassina Le Corbusier Installation at Philbrook Museum of Art

Have a seat.  Le Corbusier would have wanted you to.

In 1929, there were some new concepts of furniture on display at the important Salon d’Automne exhibition in Paris.  They were designed by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier.  Visitors to the exhibition were perplexed and somewhat shocked, for the furniture seemed to have but one aim in mind – function.  To Le Corbusier: what is a chair if not an object that carries out the function for which it was intended, the support of the human form in a semi-erect position?  He was not interested in decoration or ornamentation, and you can see here that the basic components of his chairs are organized around the simplest possible support framework, a metal tube.  Brilliant!  In 1929, people were baffled by Le Corbusier.  Today, his creations are in the permanent collections of institutions such as MoMA and licensed reproductions are at home, work, and play all over the world.

Now it’s easier than ever to own a Le Corbusier chair.  SR Hughes is excited to announce that Cassina is offering 15% off all Corbusier designs from Oct 6th – 18th, 2011.

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