Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, known as Le Corbusier, was born in Switzerland but became a French citizen in his 30s. The Swiss-French architect, designer, writer and painter is famous for being one of the pioneers of what is now called Modern architecture or International style. He was also an urban planner and modern furniture designer. Le Corbusier began experimenting with furniture design in 1928 after inviting architecht Charlotte Perriand to join his studio. He also collaborated on many designs with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret. The first results of his collaboration with Perriand were three chrome plated tubular steel chairs designed for two of his projects, The Maison la Roche in Paris and a pavilion for Barbara and Henry Church. This line of furniture was expanded for Le Corbusier's 1929 Salon d'Automne installation, Equipment for the Home.