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Charlotte Perriand

French, 1903-1999

A pioneer of modernism in France, Charlotte Perriand was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design and architecture. In her long career, Perriand’s aesthetic grammar constantly evolved, moving from the tubular steel furniture of the Machine Age to a lyrical naturalism.

Perriand’s studies at the Ecole de L'Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs left her enthralled by Le Corbusier and his vision of a new, rational architecture. In 1924, she joined his studio to design furniture along with Pierre Jeanneret, Corbu’s partner and cousin. Together, they devised some of the finest examples of early modernist furniture, including two icons of the era: the B306 chaise with its swooping frame and hide upholstery; and the chunky, steel-framed Grand Confort club chair. Collaborative design produced another Perriand triumph: in the early 1950s, she and Jean Prouvé were engaged to produce desks, worktables and bookcases for the University of Paris. The bookcases — slim pine shelves with brightly painted aluminum dividers — are minimalist masterpieces.

By the end of that decade, Perriand’s aesthetic had changed completely from the earliest days of her career. She produced a series of furniture in ebonized wood: chairs with gentle S-curve legs, front and back; tables with elliptical tops. In the mid-1960s, she adopted an almost rustic look, designing simple chairs with dowel-cut frames and rush seats. Yet everything in Perriand’s oeuvre is beautiful, whether it’s the centerpiece of a décor or an accent. Charlotte Perriand’s work is in every great design collection, public and private. Works on these pages will show you why.

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CP-1 Wall Lights
CP-1 Wall Lights
LC4 Chaise Longue
LC4 Chaise Longue
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC3 Grand Confort Chair
LC3 Grand Confort Chair
Charlotte Perriand Refolo Modular Sofa, Wood and Black Leather by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Modular system that can be use as a sofa, bench or other options designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1953. Relaunched by Cassina in 2004. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. A modul...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Wood, Fabric

Mexique Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
This stool in the Mexique family, measures 72 cm high. The free-form chair, in solid wood, is set off beautifully by the lightness of the geometric structure of the metal legs with m...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Wood

  • Mexique Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
  • Mexique Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
  • Mexique Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
  • Mexique Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
H 28.35 in. W 18.51 in. D 15.75 in.
'LC2' Three-Seat Sofa by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret & Perriand for Cassina, Signed
By Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Cassina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly comfortable Le Corbusier for Cassina (authentic signed) LC2 three-seat sofa with charcoal grey fabric cushions and tubular chrome frame. The LC2 was designed in 1...
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2010s Italian Bauhaus Charlotte Perriand

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Chrome

Rio Table, by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1937. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The historic Rio design low table combines uncommon beauty and utmost function...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Marble

Petit Bureau en forme de libre, by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
A design table crafted by Charlotte Perriand to bring the warmth of wood and a free-spirited aesthetic into her studio. Without inhibiting the user, the rounded, asymmetrical curv...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Brown Saddle Leather Bar Stools, Ch. Perriand, France, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern brown saddle leather bar stools, Charlotte Perriand, France 1960s. Stunning set of 3 French Mid-Century Modern bar stools designed by Charlotte Perriand for the s...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand

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Chrome

Charlotte Perriand Dining Chairs for Les Arcs Ski Resort, circa 1960s, Set of 13
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Arles, FR
Stunning set of chairs in the manner of the same that were made by DalVera and chosen by designer Charlotte Perriand for and used in the Les Arcs Ski Resort, circa 1960. We acquire...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Steel

Chairs 'Les Arcs' Charlotte Perriand, Cognac Leather Chromed Metal, Italy 1970s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Naples, IT
Set of 3 chairs "Les Arcs" by Charlotte Perriand 1960s. Tubular steel frame and leather seat. Designed in 1968. Signs of time on the leather. Heavy leather sewn and riveted around a ...
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1970s Italian Adam Style Vintage Charlotte Perriand

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Metal

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En Forme Libre Table
En Forme Libre Table
Average Price
$12,773
Number Available
2
En Forme Libre Table
By Charlotte Perriand
Materials
Hardwood, Wood, Ash, Natural Fiber, Straw
Styles
Mid Century Modern, Modern
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LC1 Chair
LC1 Chair
Average Price
$4,278
Number Available
1
LC1 Chair
By Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
Materials
Animal Skin, Chrome, Leather, Metal
Styles
Mid Century Modern
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Charlotte Perriand furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Charlotte Perriand furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Charlotte Perriand collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 301 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there are also 62 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Charlotte Perriand were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Pierre Chapo, Guillerme et Chambron and Pierre Guariche. The prices for Charlotte Perriand furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$276 and tops out at US$209,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,545 on average.

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