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Charlotte Perriand Furniture

Charlotte Perriand (France, 1903 - 1999)

A pioneer of modernism in France, Charlotte Perriand was one of 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.

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Danish Coat Rack
Orange
Charlotte Perriand Desk Lamp
Downtown
Four 1960s "Les Arcs" Chairs by Charlotte Perriand
NOREPRO
Charlotte Perriand Chair, circa 1967
1950
Charlotte Perriand Stools for Les Arcs, 1960
Mass Modern Design
Console Consado by Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
Galerie MYN
Original Bloc Sideboard from Charlotte Perriand
Engels
Bench Charlotte Perriand Consado
Galerie MYN
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard by Steph Simon in Ash
Bloomberry
Charlotte Perriand, Cansado Sideboard, circa 1958
Galerie Charraudeau
Pair of Armchairs Escargot
Spazio 900
Charlotte Perriand, Cansado Cabinet, circa 1958
Galerie Charraudeau
Pair of Armchairs Escargot
Spazio 900
Set of Six Charlotte Perriand Bauche Chairs
Bloomberry
Six Charlotte Perriand style Stools
Tic Tac
Charlotte Perriand Bench, Mauritania
Tic Tac
Cabinet from the Unite d’Habitation, Le Corbusier
Bloomberry
Dining Chair in rush and oak by Charlotte Perriand
MY MODERN
A Pair of LC1 Basculant Chairs
Nobarock
Charlotte Perriand Hexagonal Table for Les Arcs
Demosmobilia
Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
Galerie Gaudium
Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Mirror
Orange
Sideboard Designed by Charlotte Perriand
Caira Mandaglio
Charlotte Perriand Dining Set with Six Chairs
Stephane Olivier
Very Rare Small Charlotte Perriand Stool
ASH NYC
Charlotte Perriand Medium High Stool
ASH NYC
Oak Bench in the Manner of Charlotte Perriand
Robert Stilin
Jean Prouvé Sideboard, circa 1950
Galerie Gaudium
Charlotte Perriand Door for Les Arcs, circa 1960
Galerie Gaudium
Charlotte Perriand Meribel Chair, circa 1950
Galerie Gaudium
Charlotte Perriand Pentagonal Table for Les Arcs
Galerie Gaudium
Charlotte Perriand Les Arc Chairs
Orange
Charlotte Perriand Round Dining Table
Galerie XX
Charlotte Perriand Sconces
Patrick Parrish
Charlotte Perriand Stools, Les ArcsOn Hold
MY MODERN
Set of 8 Charlotte Perriand CP1 appliques
Bloomberry
Charlotte Perriand "CP-1" Wall LightsOn Hold
Gallery L7
Table by Charlotte Perriand
Sebastian + Barquet
Charlotte Perriand Stool For Meribel
Bloomberry
Charlotte Perriand Breakfast Table
1950
Charlotte Perriand Sliding Door Cabinet
Galerie XX
Charlotte Perriand, Cansado Chest
Galerie Charraudeau
Charlotte Perriand Square Coffee Table 1953
Galerie Downtown Francois Laffanour
Charlotte Perriand Table ca. 1960
Galerie Downtown Francois Laffanour
One stool in the style of Charlotte Perriand
Alexis Vanhove
Charlotte Perriand, Six Chairs
1950
Large shelving unit in the style of Charlotte Perriand
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Charlotte Perriand, Pair of Armchairs
1950
Charlotte Perriand, Pair of Chairs
1950
Charlotte Perriand, Stool
1950