Applique de Marseille
Applique de Marseille designed by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting. Le Corbusier designed the Applique de Marseille for his Paris apartment at Rue Nungesser et Coli in 1938. Although Le Corbusier gave the moniker of LC VII the highest model number when included with a series of lamps designed for the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille and Cabanon of Roquebrune Cap Martin in 1952, they were one of the first light he created. Applique de Marseille features double emission and is available in aluminum painted in either a matt grey or whitewash with white internal diffusers.
One of the most renowned architects of the International style, Le Corbusier’s work is one of expressionism and sculptural qualities that removes all nonstructural decoration from his work. Born in 1887 in Switzerland, nee Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he first learned about art, architecture, and craftsmanship when he attended the École des Arts Décoratifs at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Under the tutelage of Charles L’Eplattenier, he learned about a wide array of design influences and was encouraged to pursue architecture. He developed his personal aesthetics when he began to examine the geometric forms of Mediterranean and Baltic architecture. Known for his writings on design, he developed his pseudonym “Le Corbusier” when writing articles for L’Esprit Nouveau. With the experimentation in materials, Le Corbusier fought against styles of the past and nonfunctional ornamentation. He focused his furniture designs on inexpensive materials that could be mass produced. His furniture served to complement his architectural projects. This included his furniture pieces with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. Their work on armchairs, chair lounges and sofas served such projects as Maison La Roche in Paris. Notable architecture projects include the Headquarters of the United Nations, alongside Oscar Niemeyer; the Villa Savoye in Poissy; and Unite d’Habitation in Marseille.
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