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Charlotte Perriand Furniture

Charlotte Perriand (France, 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 “Gran 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.

Iconic Designs from Charlotte Perriand
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
CP-1 Wall Lights
CP-1 Wall Lights
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC4 Chaise Longue
LC4 Chaise Longue
Berger Stool
Berger Stool
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Pair of Kindergarten Stools from Les Arcs by Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two low stools for children which bolt into the floor, designed by Charlotte Perriand for the Les Arcs ski resort in Savoie, France. Sold as a pairs for $4,000.
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Charlotte Perriand Furniture

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Steel

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