Le Corbusier: Tapestry for the High Court at Chandigarh / Wandteppich fur Chandigarh poster
This poster shows one of Le Corbusier's beautiful, colourful designs for tapestries to be hung at the High Court, Chandigarh, India. Nehru loved them; some of the judges weren't so keen - we're with Nehru on this one. It's so energising.
Corbusier viewed tapestry, which he called “the mural of the modern age,” as a medium in its own right, not simply as a means to transpose the ideas explored in his paintings and prints.
Corbusier worked on designs for the city of Chandigarh in the 1950s. Architectural team member MN Sharma told the FT in 2015 that “To my mind it was the greatest experiment in the contemporary history of planning and architecture. This experiment of Chandigarh was where Le Corbusier put all of his previous experience.”
Approximate dimensions: 84.1cm x 84.1cm
About Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier - one of the most influential design practitioners of the Western world - was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in 1887 in Switzerland. This architect, designer, urbanist and writer was a pioneer of modern architecture. His career spanned five decades, with buildings constructed across the globe. He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. He died in 1965 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.