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Your entry to the Villa Savoye, Le Corbusier's jewel

Discovering the national furniture

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At the Villa Savoye, an emblematic monument designed by Le Corbusier and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, come and discover contemporary chairs from the collections of the Mobilier national, thanks to your entry to the exhibition "Modern Seats. The National Furniture invited to the Villa Savoye"! Produced between 1964 and 2010, these pieces of furniture have left their mark on the history of design, both in their forms and in their innovative materials, echoing the creative genius of Le Corbusier.

To know

Founded in 1964 by André Malraux within the Mobilier National, the Atelier de Recherche et de Création (ARC), which designed the chairs presented here, aims to support contemporary furniture design. A set of reissued pieces by Le Corbusier and a selection of works by the ARC mark the beginning of the exhibition. These works testify to the great modernity of the seats he designed at the beginning of the 20th century, as part of his research on tubular metal. The exhibition continues to trace the history of the chair, from the low seats of the 1960s to the linen and carbon fiber chairs created in the 2010s.

Commissioned by Pierre and Eugénie Savoye in 1928, the Villa Savoye, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, completes the cycle of creation of villas by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. It is a remarkable synthesis of modern architecture. Indeed, it gathers the five points of a new architecture, formulated by Le Corbusier in 1927: pilotis, roof-garden, free plan, free facade and window in strip, each of these criteria implemented by the use of reinforced concrete. An opportunity to visit this major building, described as a "living machine" by its architect, classified as a historical monument and which has a considerable influence in the history of architecture !

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In 1925, Le Corbusier joined forces with Thonet, a pioneer in the industrial design of tubular st

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Until September 26, 2021.

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Villa Savoye, 82 rue de Villiers in Poissy
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Completed in 1931, the villa is designed so that cars can be parked without maneuvering in the garage. Jean Bernard/Leemage/ADAGP

Villa Savoye, 82 rue de Villiers, Poissy