The man who designed the famed LC4 chaise longue wore many hats, not the least, of course, being architect and paint creator. Today Wallpaper* takes a look at Le Corbusier's car designs; believing the auto was a tru symbol of modernity, in 1936 he designed "a minimalist vehicle for maximum functionality" with his cousin. Called Voiture Minimum, the boxy car never actually made it into production, despite the fact that Le Corbusier produced sketch after sketch and proposal after proposal. At one point, he erroneously claimed that his designs inspired the Beetle. Ballsy! In any event, forgive the hubris and have a look at the sketches and renderings above.
· Voiture Minimum: Le Corbusier and the Automobile [Wallpaper]
· Le Corbusier's Paints: a Giant Leap From Black and White [Curbed National]