Since 1905, Le Corbusier designed furniture and interior design, notably in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
He also created fixed and mobile furniture, including his first kitchens and metal tube furniture, as well as lighting fixtures.
In 1925, for the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, but also for the houses he built during the « purist » period, Le Corbusier developed his furniture program by associating models of tables and storage space, the lockers, which he associated with different models of seats.
In April 1927, he created the « Studies on the various manners of sitting, to which our seats should adapt », program which will be developed in 1928 with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand for the « Interior design equipment of a house »presented to the Salon d’Automne de Paris in 1929.
This includes the iconic furniture made up of metal-framed armchairs : the Grand Confort, the Chaise Longue with continuous adjustment, and the rocking chair.
Le Corbusier conceived his furniture and lighting fixtures in adequacy with the buildings he designed, notably the Unités d’habitation. He also created furniture for his personal use (sofa of his Parisian apartment, wooden stool of the Cabanon, conference tables…).
Many furniture and lighting fixtures are reissued by the companies CASSINA and NEMO.