• First Open | Home auction at Christies

    Sale 13394

    First Open | Home

    27 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 558

    LE CORBUSIER (1887-1965)

    A STOOL FOR 'UNITE D'HABITATION', NANTES-REZE, 1954-1955

    Price Realised  

    LE CORBUSIER (1887-1965)
    A STOOL FOR 'UNITE D'HABITATION', NANTES-REZE, 1954-1955
    painted and veneered composite wood
    13 in. (33 cm.) high, 17 in. (43.5 cm) wide, 11 in. (27.5 cm.) deep


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    A. Rüegg, Le Corbusier: Furniture and Interiors 1905-1965, Zurich, 2012, pp. 336-342 for background on the project, p. 336 for an in situ photograph of other stools of this model (in a natural finish), p. 338 for other stools of this model (painted finish).

    The second of four housing units designed by Le Corbusier, the Unité d'Habitation in Nantes-Rezé included these box-like stools which could sit at 11, 13 or 17 inches high. This model, made of particle board and without dovetail joints, had been simplified from an earlier version to reduce manufacturing costs.

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    Provenance

    Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp.


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    Please note this lot is owned by Christie’s or another Christie’s Group in whole or in part.