Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965)
"Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep."
While Le Corbusier may sound like a design firm, it is in fact the alter ego of Charles-Édouard Jeannerer, a Swiss-French architect who insisted on the nickname that he is now internationally renowned for.
Born in Switzerland in the 1880s, Le Corbusier was one of the pioneers of the modern design movement. He studied visual arts before travelling to Vienna to study architecture, later settling in France and becoming a French national. Le Corbusier opened his Paris design studio in 1922, and it was from here that many of his famous works emerged, including the famed Le Corb Chaise Longue and Sofas.