Charlotte Perriand

1903-1999

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Price of a piece of furniture: 379 – 330,000 €.

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Decorative Arts and Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand was born on 24 October 1903 and died on 27 October 1999 in Paris. In 1920, she was trained at the Union centrale des arts décoratifs. She exhibited several wall panels at the 1925 International Exhibition of Decorative and Industrial Arts. At the age of 24, she made a name for herself with “Bar sous le toit“. The metal furniture she created combines luxury and relaxation in the avant-garde movement combining modern and industrial materials. She had the ingenuity to add a backrest to the stool in her “Fauteuil pivotant B302” model.

Charlotte Perriand or the renewal of aesthetic values

In 1927, she worked with the Le Corbusier agency where she rubbed shoulders with many rising architects. She was to design the Swiss pavilion at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. She created the “Grand Confort” chair, the “Table B 308”, the “Chaise long B306” for the La Roche Villas in Paris and the church in Ville-d’Avray in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret.

In 1928, she had the idea of bringing together artists such as Herbst, Djo Bourgeois, Jean Fouquet, Gérard Sandoz at the Salon des Décorateurs importants. In 1929, she once again took up this idea, but was refused by the organising committee of this same salon, so she decided to resign from the Union des arts décoratifs. She played an active role in the Union des artistes modernes directed by Robert Mallet-Stevens and continued to exhibit with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret at international events. For the 1937 Universal Exhibition in Paris, she collaborated with Fernand Léger to make a large wall panel for the Pavillon des arts et techniques de la vie moderne.

An elaboration of modernity: the redefinition of domestic space

In 1940, Charlotte Perriand went to live in Tokyo for several months at the invitation of the Japanese Imperial Ministry of Trade and Industry and she managed to show how Japanese production could adapt to the West. At the end of the Second World War, she took part in the development of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille and designed integrated kitchens. With Jean Dimitrijevic, Jean Prouvé, Guy Lagneau and Michel Weill, she created a collective equipment for the student’s house at the Cité universitaire de Paris, the House of Tunisia and the House of Mexico.

The Steph Simon gallery is going to publish its furniture designed with Jean Prouvé from 1956 to 1974, including the “Bibliothèque-plots” allowing to compose one’s own piece of furniture. Her conception of collective housing was to lead to the development of the winter sports resort of Les Arcs. Charlotte Perriand was involved in the town planning as well as in the equipment of the flats. In 1998, she published her memoirs explaining her creative journey.

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