A Look Inside Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier

What a place! Le Corbusier’s retreat called Le Cabanon which sits on a wooded cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. It’s the only house that Le Corbusier actually designed for himself, a quaint little cabin which is miniature in scale and could be classed as a one-room cottage. He didn’t design a kitchen in this specific house since his friend owned a restaurant near by, his basic needs were fulfilled via the use of a combined space. This …

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Foundation Ernst Scheidegger Archive, The Masters at Work

I love seeing photography of creatives at work, so when I came across this imagery on the Ernst Scheidegger Archive website I couldn’t hold back, I had to share it with you all. I’ve been pretty proud with the sources that I’ve pulled over to the site this week, this one’s no different to be honest and features some of my favourite creatives, most prominently Le Corbusier, who was discussed …

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Mémoire De Le Corbusier Exhibition at Japanese Store EDANE

Earlier today I was entranced by this exhibition held at Japanese store EDANE which sells lots of knick knack type products, anything from ceramics to woodwork. The reason why I was fascinated was because the small exhibition in their store paid homage to the only and only Le Corbusier, a favourite creative of ours. We already have some books devoted to him in our shop but we’re …

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Sculpture by Le Corbusier

I pulled across some fantastic sculpture from the one and only Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, a genius in my eyes who always inspires me to get creative. I guess you could class this work as later in his life, for example the above piece titled “Little Secret” was created in 1962 which is only three years from his death in 1965. I’m not sure why but I’m always attracted to his later works, they seem to be …

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Franco Albini Catalogue by Nilufar

Over the weekend I was pretty lucky to stumble across this amazing imagery that features Franco Albini’s works, some from the past and others that are more recent. I’ve actually discussed Mr Albini before when I pointed out his beautiful desk produced in 1958 by the one and only Knoll. This specific imagery comes from a catalogue produced by Nilufar, an Italian design gallery, who put together some vintage Franco Albini photograph …

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The Nuage Family for Cassina by Charlotte Perriand

After Daniel’s intriguing post yesterday on designer Greta Magnusson Grossman, I thought I’d bring another one into the mix in the form of Charlotte Perriand. This lovely lady was the figure behind a lot of Le Corbusier’s works and was a big collaborator with Jean Prouvé throughout her career. I’ve actually put together a post previously on Charlotte Perriand and her life but today I’m …

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Ilmari Tapiovaara, His Life and Works

Today I decided to revert back to a video that I watched a few weeks ago produced by Artek which was an interesting introduction to Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. It got me thinking about his furniture and his eye for curves and fluidity, all of his pieces have a functional approach but at the same time they hold a real beauty about them. Ilmari was taught by many mid-century style masters, Alvar Aalto in particular where he work …

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Exploring the Life and Works of Charlotte Perriand

Console by Charlotte Perriand, 1958. Metal and Laminated Wood Top. Today I thought I’d bring across some of my favourite pieces designed by french creative Charlotte Perriand, this also gives me a chance to dig up some information on her life and how she became one of the most important furniture designers of the mid 20th century. Charlotte in my eyes doesn’t get the credit she …

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Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier

Exterior shots of the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut taken by Paul Koslowski for Foundation Le Corbusier in 1997. Through my own research on Tadao Ando it’s been interesting to see the link between his concrete structures and Le Corbusier’s buildings and architecture. It all made sense when I saw this chapel as it linked a lot of the elements that Tadao uses in his buildings, it also seems ironic how he has undertaken a lot of chapel …

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Architecture and Details by Tadao Ando

I’ve been meaning to write a short article on the brilliant Tadao Ando for a little while now, he’s an amazing architect with a classic eye for form and structure. I’m not sure how I actually came across his works in the first place but I’ve had quite a fascination with materials and the contrast you get from mixing man made and natural elements into one space, even if you incorporate it into object or environment. Another thing I also admire about …

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The Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

On the hunt this morning for content something just popped into my mind, the thought of a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe post really attracted me for some reason. Maybe because we haven’t really explored his works before here or maybe because I’ve been reading up on this famous designer a fair bit. So off I went bumbling around the Mies Society homepage to construct a piece on ‘The Barcelona Pavilion …

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