Le Corbusier

(1887 - 1965)

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter and urban planner. He was arguably the most import and influential figure in Modernist architecture. Some of his most famous projects were the Villa Savoye (1923–1931), Unité d'Habitation in Marseille (1947–1952) and the planning and design for a number of buildings for Chandigarh (1951–1956). He designed furniture and lighting for a number of his projects, with some pieces becoming as iconic as his buildings.