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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
Berger Stool
Berger Stool
LC1 Chair
LC1 Chair
Charlotte Perriand Ventaglio Wood Stained Black Table by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1972. Relaunched by Cassina in 2014. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Revolutionary as much as it is quite different from any other in te...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Wood

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in White
By Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' wall light in white. A clean and iconic design executed in anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Part of a lighting des...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Metal, Aluminum

Charlotte Perriand Modernist Luggage Rack, Tubular Steel, Les Arcs, France, 1950
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Labrit, Landes
Luggage rack made by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1968 for the ski resort Les Arcs. Support formed by wooden slats, resting on a chromed metal structure. Lot 2 Shipping: 64/51/41 ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand

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Chrome

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

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Aluminum, Metal

Pair of Charlotte Perriand Mid-Century Modern Black Metal CP-1 Wall Light, 1960
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconces with rotating shades by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charlotte Perriand

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Metal

Appliqué A Volet Pivotant Double by Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Appliqué A Volet Pivotant double by Charlotte Perriand. Current production by Nemo Lighting designed and manufactured in France. Aluminum adjustable diffuser “volet” and metal struct...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Aluminum

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Black
By Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' wall lights in black. A clean and iconic design executed in black anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Originally designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Charlotte Perriand

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Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant Double' Wall Light in White
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
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

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Charlotte Perriand Furniture are 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 furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 314 vintage editions of these items, while there are 56 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Charlotte Perriand were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Guillerme et Chambron, Pierre Chapo and Pierre Guariche if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Charlotte Perriand Furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $284 and tops out at $209,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,800 on average.