'Objects of Devotion' Pays Homage to Le Corbusier

By: Joey Haar - Nov 14, 2016
References: doshilevien & dezeen
'Object of Devotion,' a furniture collection from London-based design studio Doshi Levien, pays tribute to one of the titans of modern architecture: Le Corbusier. Specifically, Objects of Devotion makes reference to Chandigarh, India, a city masterplanned by the legendary Swiss-French architect.

The Objects of Devotion series features a daybed and a standing lamp. The daybed carries the most overt references to Chandigarh. Covered in a coloful felt jacquard tapestry, the images on the daybed depict some of the buildings and masterplan concepts that Le Corbusier incorporated into the Indian city. For instance, the piece has an image of the facade of the Secretariat Building, one of the most influential public buildings that Le Corbusier designed.

Other references are more subtle, including the amorphous shapes found in the Objects of Devotion floor lamp.