|Le Corbusier, (1887-1965) with his amazing Le Confort designs, was originally names Charles Edouard Jenneret Gris. He has been regarded as one of the most influential and controversial designers of the twentieth century; by reinterpreting the living environment, he changed the way we think about furniture and introduced the modernist movement into the everyday home. Moving to Paris in 1920, as part of his perceived social commitment to reorder society, Le Corbusier soon became co-founder of the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. His experience furthered his vision that the house was a machine designed to meet the social needs of living and furniture were extensions of humans' limbs adapted to human functions. Le Corbusier's furniture as a result exhibits fine detailing and highly skilled design with the intent of wrapping the human body in extreme comfort.
His Le Grand and Le Petit Confort sofas and armchairs were an answer to the Art Deco aesthetic that was prominent throughout the time and both utilised the new chrome plated tubular material by placing it on the outside of exquisite leather cushions, giving it a true contemporary feel.