Le Corbusier (1987-1965)

Born In: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Years Active: 1914 to 1965

Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier was the pioneer of modern architecture. His experiments with furniture began in 1928 (working with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand), and found form in 1929 with the "Grand Confort." Later known as the "Le Corbusier Collection" this chair solidified his legend in seating almost as strongly as in buildings. The LC4, a chaise lounge, is perhaps the most recognizable piece (but, you'll learn more about that later...)