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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.

Average Sold Price
$4,332
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Iconic Designs from Charlotte Perriand
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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
Berger Stool
Berger Stool
Le Corbusier for Cassina Lc4 Chaise Lounge in Tri-Color Hide Signed and Numbered
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Seattle, WA
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, or simply Le Corbusier (1887-1965), was a rock star. Among the likes of Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier was one of the leading arc...
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1990s Italian Bauhaus Charlotte Perriand

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Steel

Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
By Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Manufactured by Steph Simon (France), circa 1950. Wood, lacquered metal frame and legs. Provenance: Cansado, Mauritania (Africa...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand

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Metal

  • Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
  • Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
  • Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
  • Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
H 9.45 in. W 74.81 in. D 27.56 in.
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in Black
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' wall light in black. A clean and iconic design executed in black anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Part of a lighti...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Metal, Aluminum

Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench in Mahogany Wood Bench
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Chicago, IL
Bench designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Manufactured by Steph Simon (France), circa 1950. Mahogany wood, lacquered metal frame and legs. Provenance: Cansado, Mauritania...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand

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Steel

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Blue
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' wall lights in blue. A clean and iconic design executed in blue and white painted metal. Originally designed in the 1950s as th...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Steel, Aluminum

Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair Manufactured by Cassina in Italy This swivel armchair is a re-working of the LC7, whose frame was in tubular metal, and was the work of Char...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Wood

  • Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
  • Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
  • Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
  • Charlotte Perriand Indochine Armchair
H 28.75 in. W 24.02 in. D 22.05 in.
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant Double' Wall Light in White
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant Double' wall light in white. Originally designed in the midcentury era by the iconic Charlotte Perriand, these newly produced auth...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Aluminum, Metal

Charlotte Perriand Verite Rug by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand Verite rug Measurements: 230 x 300 cm Manufactured by Cassina Constantly seeking solutions able to create warm residential settings, enhanced with high-quality...
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2010s Tibetan Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Wool

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LC1 Chair
LC1 Chair
Average Price
$2,880
Number Available
2
LC1 Chair
By Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
Materials
Animal Skin, Chrome, Leather, Metal, Steel
Styles
Mid Century Modern, Space Age
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En Forme Libre Table
En Forme Libre Table
Average Price
$12,550
Number Available
1
En Forme Libre Table
By Charlotte Perriand
Materials
Hardwood, Wood
Styles
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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