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Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

France (1903-1999)
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In 1927, at the age of 24, Charlotte Perriand designed a rooftop bar for the Salon d’Automne that drew the attention of Le Corbusier. Upon seeing the anodized aluminum and chromed steel furniture that Perriand had designed for the bar, the famed Corbusier invited Perriand to join the Le Corbusier studio.

For the next 10 years, Perriand participated in the designs issued from the Le Corbusier studio, including the first tubular steel designs for systematized furnishings known as “Equipement intérieur de l’habitation” (1928–1929). Hard-edged and severely functional, the collection reflected strict ideas about moral and physical fitness. The best known of this group is the LC4 Chaise Longue. Perriand also collaborated with Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in the design of the LC2 Grand Confort Armchair (1928), which epitomizes the International Style.

Perriand and Jeanneret again collaborated in founding the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM), where she began to exhibit under her own name in 1931. In 1940, together with Jeanneret, Jean Prouvé and Georges Blanchon, Perriand established an architectural office for the design of prefabricated aluminum buildings. Over the next three decades, Perriand continued to design buildings, interiors and furniture, notably a prototype kitchen for Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, the London office for Air France and conference rooms for the United Nations in Geneva.

Perriand also produced craft-based designs, such as the diminutive Synthese des Arts Chair (1955), and collaborated with artist Fernand Léger. She is one of the most remarkable figures in the development of modernist design.

Charlotte Perriand

LC4 Chaise Longue - Cowhide
LC6 Table
LC3 Grand Modele Three-Seat Sofa - Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC3 Grand Modele Two-Seat Sofa – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC3 Grand Modele Armchair – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
$4,365.00 - $4,845.00USD
LC3 Grand Modele Two-Seat Sofa with Down Cushions – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC2 Petit Modele Two Seat Sofa – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC7 Swivel Chair with Chrome Frame in Color Leather
LC10 Square Low Table
LC3 Grand Modele Three-Seat Sofa with Down Cushions – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC3 Grand Modele Armchair, Down Cushions - Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC2 Petit Modele Three Seat Sofa – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
LC2 Petit Modele Armchair – Chrome Frame/Color Leather
Outdoor LC3 Grand Modele Armchair - Sling Fabric
Outdoor LC10 Rectangular Table With Matte Black Glass Top
LC1 Sling Chair, Cowhide
Tokyo Outdoor Chaise Lounge - Bamboo
Outdoor LC3 Two-Seater Sofa - Sling Fabric
Outdoor LC7 Swivel Chair
Outdoor LC8 Swivel Stool
Outdoor LC1 Sling Chair
$2,510.00USD
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