Charles-Edouard Jeanneret rechristened himself Le Corbusier in 1920 at the time he started his journal L'Esprit Nouveau. An active member of the Parisian art scene, he championed a minimalist modernism espousing the home as a ‘machine for living’. In 1923 he published his book Towards a New Architecture, followed in 1926 by Five Points of a New Architecture. In 1928 he began creating furnishings for his buildings in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. The furniture, entitled as a group ‘Equipment for Living’, featured the LC7 swivel chair, the LC1 armchair and the LC4 chaise longue. Thonet originally manufactured these pieces and many have now been reissued by Cassina. The trio also designed the Grand Confort range, a plump, upholstered answer to the lean art deco shapes of the other series.