Le Corbusier, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, finished the construction and interior design of the Swiss Foundation in 1933, along with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. Le Corbusier dressed the walls of the building’s common area, known as the “Salon courbe”, with images related to microbiology and architecture. This “photographic mural” (10×4 meters) was seriously damaged during the German occupation and finally destroyed in 1947. The original mural only survived in one or two pictures that show how the “Salon courbe” was conceived and that summarize Le Corbusier’s radical modernist approach.
Swiss graphic designer Diego Fellay, in residence at the swiss Foundation, welcomes illustrators & photographers to recreate this forgotten mural with him. Six original posters will be produced and distributed, as well as 400 copies of each.
The exhibition Wall of Tomorrow is an experiment dealing with image and space.
June 9-19, 2011
Fondation Suisse, Paris