Le Corbusier, Story Of A Designer
In the Foyer of Architecture at the MAXXI in Rome February 7 will host the inauguration of the cycle of events dedicated to the figure of the Swiss master architect, sculptor, painter and genius of his time. Arthur Rüegg, professor of Architecture and Design at the Federal Polytechnic in Zurich will relate the history of this multifaceted figure, presenting in particular his production as a designer in the exhibition “Corbusier’s Italy” curated by Marida Talamonda and open to the public until February 17.
More than 600 original drawings, sketches, watercolors, paintings, photographs for an exhibition that, following a chronological and thematic line documents the many influences that Italy has had on the formation and work of the master: from his first trips in the early 1900’s to the projects, never realized, for the Olivetti Calculations Center in Rho and for the Hospital in Venice in the 1960’s. Arthur Rüegg has studied Le Corbusier closely and in years of research has tried to fill the gaps in design and interior design according to the philosophy of the Swiss master. Research exemplified in his book: “Le Corbusier. Meubles et Interieurs 1905 – 1965”, published in 2012 by the Le Corbusier, Scheidegger & Speis Foundation.
The works retrace the evolution of Le Corbusier as an interior designer from the first projects to the minimalist productions of the mature age through the famous works created between 1920 and 1930. An occasion to present anecdotes from the collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Marida Talamona, curator of the exhibition: “Le Corbusier’s Italy”, introduces the conference. Among the speakers, Barbara Lehmann, director of the historic archives Casina.