Today I was in France near Lyon, to visit the famous Dominican Monastery of La Tourette, build by Le Corbusier during the years 1954-57.
It was an incredible sensation to stay one day in a such particular place.
All his architectural theory is demonstrated in this building: natural light, material, colors and design furniture. All piece of furniture were designed by himself, and always stay there. Massive bookshelves, wall cupboards, electrics lights and benches, in wood or concrete, sometimes colored (red, green).
In 1998 the Monastery decided to change the old damaged chairs from the refectory.
The commission chose the famous designer Jasper Morrisson to make on model of chair, according to his pure and smooth style. (J. Morrisson asserts himself a relationship of style with Le Corbusier.
The result is great: the Tourette chair is completely integrated in the environment of the Monastery.
Only 100 were made by Hubert Weinzierl, Paris, in European oak.