Borne Béton Petite
Borne Béton Petite designed by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting. A concrete indoor-outdoor floor or table lamp, conceived for the Unité d’habitation de Marseille, France as well as the Bhakra and Sukhna Dams in India in 1952. The Borne Béton Petite lamp is a handcrafted product of concrete with small aesthetic and finishing differences from one to the other making them each unique.
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.
The Borne Béton is available in a Petite version featured here as well as a Grande version featured in a separate listing.
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