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.

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"Maison Du Brésil" Wardrobe / Room-Divider by Le Corbusier
"Maison Du Brésil" Wardrobe / Room-Divider by Le Corbusier
Sam Kaufman Gallery
"Maison Du Brésil" Wardrobe / Room-Divider by Le ...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s French Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Wood, Metal, Oak, Plastic
Le Corbusier's Maison du Brésil was built between 1956-1959 to house Brazilian intellectuals studying in Paris. The rooms were fitted with custom-made furniture designed in 1958 by Le ...
Charlotte Perriand Bench from Cité Cansado, 1958
Charlotte Perriand Bench from Cité Cansado, 1958
Demosmobilia
Charlotte Perriand Bench from Cité Cansado, 1958...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mahogany, Metal
A mahogany slat bench from Cité Cansado in Mauritania, 1958.
Charlotte Perriand Solid Pine Stool for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Pine
Charlotte Perriand solid pine stool from Les Arcs, France, circa 1968. In good original condition with some wear to surface consistent with age and use.
Pair of Charlotte Perriand Solid Pine Stools for L...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Pine
Charlotte Perriand solid pine stools from Les Arcs, France, circa 1968. In good original condition with some wear to surface consistent with age and use. Set price.
Pair of Low Stools by Charlotte Perriand
Charlotte Perriand
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Oak
Pair of black, round low stools by Charlotte Perriand, edition Steph Simon.
Vintage Modernist Table Lamp by Charlotte Perriand...
Charlotte Perriand
20th Century French Modern Table Lamps
Metal
This smart task light features a cylindrical shade with an opaque dome, the articulated head and tubular chrome neck connect to the lacquered, plate like base.
Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
DADA
Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
Stool designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski Resort circa 1960, manufactured in France. pinewood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, p...
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
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Charlotte Perriand Cansado Bench, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Bench designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. This model is with 13 slats of wood. Wood, metal frame legs. Provenance: Cansado, Mauritania (Africa). In good original condi...
Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Benches for Les Arcs
Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Benches for Les Arcs
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Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Benches for Les Arc...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Pine
Benches designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski resort circa 1960, manufactured in France. Pine wood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use...
Charlotte Perriand Wooden Table Ski Resort "Les Ar...
Charlotte Perriand
20th Century French Tables
Wood
Wooden table by Charlotte Perriand designed for the French ski resorts Les Alps in the 1960s. We have two tables of different dimension: Small table: L 80 x P 67 x H 71 cm (31.5 x 2...
Charlotte Perriand Dining Set Table and Four Stool...
Charlotte Perriand
20th Century French Dining Room Sets
Dining set designed by Charlotte Perriand for the French Ski resorts Les Alps 1800. Very nice vintage conditions.
Pair of Pine Charlotte Perriand Long Benches for S...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Pine
Pair of pine Charlotte Perriand long benches for station Les Arcs.
Charlotte Perriand Pair of Ash Tree and Rush Chair...
Charlotte Perriand
20th Century French Chairs
Rush
Charlotte Perriand pair of ash tree and rush chairs in good vintage condition.
Charlotte Perriand Rare Genuine Pair of Black Trip...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Charlotte Perriand rare genuine pair of black tripod stools.
Charlotte Perriand Genuine Rare Ash Tree Higher Tr...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Charlotte Perriand genuine rare ash tree higher tripod bench.
Charlotte Perriand Rosewood Table with Eight Merib...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Rosewood
Charlotte Perriand very long rare solid rosewood table Ed. Sentou signed model "brazil" and eight meribel chairs all in genuine condition.
Charlotte Perriand Set of Six Rush Chairs in Vinta...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Rush, Wood
Charlotte Perriand set of six rush chairs in vintage condition.
Charlotte Perriand 1950s Genuine Low Tripod Ash Tr...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Charlotte Perriand 1950s genuine low tripod ash tree stool.
Charlotte Perriand 1950s Low Tripod Mahogany Stool...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Mahogany
Charlotte Perriand 1950s low tripod mahogany stool in vintage condition.
Charlotte Perriand Genuine Early Pair of Rush Armc...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Rush, Wood
Charlotte Perriand genuine rare early pair of rush armchair in vintage condition.
Charlotte Perriand Set of Four Rush Chairs, Model ...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Rush, Wood
Charlotte Perriand set of four rush chairs, model Bauche in good vintage condition.
Coffee Table by Charlotte Perriand, France, circa ...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Oak
Rare coffee table designed by Charlotte Perriand in France, circa 1950. This amazing piece is made of high quality oak wood with beautiful joints, making it a recognizable Perriand p...
Low table by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina
Charlotte Perriand
Early 2000s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Oak
Low table by Charlotte Perriand. Black matte finished metal legs, triangle shaped top with rounded edges. Top in natural oak.
Charlotte Perriand, Square Coffee Table, 1953
Charlotte Perriand, Square Coffee Table, 1953
Galerie Downtown Francois Laffanour
Charlotte Perriand, Square Coffee Table, 1953
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Formica, Steel
Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999). Square coffee table, 1953. Black formica, lacquered tube. In: Musée d’art moderne Saint – Etienne Métropole, Charlotte Perriand L’aventur...
Beautiful Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Steph Si...
Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
20th Century French Stools
Ash
Very beautiful little stool designed by Charlotte Perriand in black lacquered ashwood, beautiful patina on the legs and on the seat. Manufactured by Steph Simon.
Vintage Pair of Chairs by Charlotte Perriand for L...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Leather
This chair was designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs during the 1960s. It features a black tubular frame with thick cognac leather seats. The leather seat is missing some stitches...
Stool by Charlotte Perriand for Steph Simon
Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
20th Century French Stools
Ash
Very beautiful little stool designed by Charlotte Perriand in ashwood, nice patina on the legs and on the seat. Manufactured by Steph Simon.
Charlotte Perriand Leather Chair Designed for Les ...
Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Leather
Chromed tubular steel "Les Arcs" chair by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina. Its leather has a beautiful and very rich patina. And the chrome is still bright and clean.
Charlotte Perriand Bench Cansado, circa 1958
Charlotte Perriand Bench Cansado, circa 1958
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Charlotte Perriand Bench Cansado, circa 1958
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Metal, Wood
Bench with side table and drawer, from Cite Cansado, Mauritania, designed by Charlotte Perriand. Oak-veneered wood, oak, plastic laminated covered wood, painted metal. In good ori...
Scone or Ceiling Lamp by Charlotte Perriand for Le...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Metal
Sconce or ceiling lamp by Charlotte Perriand for the French ski resort called "Les Arcs", from the 1960s. In good condition with patina, very tiny scratches.  
Charlotte Perriand Bench for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand Bench for Les Arcs
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Charlotte Perriand Bench for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Pine
Bench designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski resort circa 1960, manufactured in France. Pinewood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, p...
Charlotte Perriand Console with Drawer Cite Cansad...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Metal, Wood
Console from Cite Cansado, Mauritania, designed by Charlotte Perriand. Wood laminated in formica, structure lacquered metal and fabric. In good original condition, with minor wear...
Charlotte Perriand Pair of Tripod Pine Stool from ...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
A pair of tripod pine Charlotte Perriand stools with a round seating with a diameter of 31.5 cm (12.5"). These stools were designed for and used in an apartment at the Arc 1600 ski reso...
Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
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Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Stool for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
Stools designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski Resort around 1960, manufactured in France, pine wood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use...
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
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Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Wood
Sideboard designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Edited by Steph Simon (France.) Wood structure and grips, lacquered sliding doors. Provenence: Cansado, Mauritania (Africa.) ...
Free-Form Table in Solid Makore Wood, France, circa 1950
Free-Form Table in Solid Makore Wood, France, circa 1950
Artocarpus - Galerie Riviera
Free-Form Table in Solid Makore Wood, France, circ...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood
Free-form top in solid makore wood supported by two cylindrical feet and a large ovoid foot. The very elegant shape of this extremely rare table allows to use it as a desk. Dimensio...
Set of Rare Reference Chairs by Charlotte Perriand...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Chairs
Wood
Larch wood, trunk shaped front feet, carved front belt, geometric rear wings, top structure cylindrical legs. In decent vintage condition. Minor cracks on one chair. This item will ...
Charlotte Perriand, Straw-Seat Chair, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand, Straw-Seat Chair, circa 1950
Galerie Downtown Francois Laffanour
Charlotte Perriand, Straw-Seat Chair, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Straw, Wood
Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) Straw seat chair, circa 1950. Black lacquered wooden structure with straw seat. Design for Méribel, France.
Pair of Black Leather Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Steel
A pair of black leather and chromed steel stacking chairs designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs Ski Resort, French, circa 1960.
Charlotte Perriand Table Lamp for Philips, 1950s
Charlotte Perriand Table Lamp for Philips, 1950s
Vintage Original
Charlotte Perriand Table Lamp for Philips, 1950s
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Sheet Metal
Desk lamp in original condition, made by Philips, Netherlands in the 1950s.
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
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Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Pine
Set of table and stools designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski Resort circa 1960, manufactured in France. Pinewood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent...
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
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Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Wood
Sideboard designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Edited by Steph Simon, France. Steel base, wood structure and grips, lacquered sliding doors. Provenance: Cansado, Mauritania ...
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
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Charlotte Perriand Cansado Sideboard, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Buffets
Wood
Sideboard designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Edited by Steph Simon (France). Steel base, wood structure and grips, lacquered sliding doors. Provenance: Cansado, Mauritania...
Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Stools
Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Stools
Orange Furniture
Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Stools
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Stools
Pine
Set of four pine stools designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs Ski Lodge. Fantastic set with matching patina to all.
Charlotte Perriand Low Black Ash Tripod Stool, Fra...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Ash
A low tripod stool in ebonized ash by Charlotte Perriand, with a great and strong patina. The first tripod stool of this type by Perriand was designed in 1947 and produced by Georges...
Charlotte Perriand Pair of Les Arcs Stools, France...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
A pair of pine stools by Charlotte Perriand with a thick, round seating, measures: 33 cm/13" diameter. The wood has an amazing patina. This 'Sandoz' type, with their typical feet, wa...
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
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Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Pine
Set of table and stools designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski resort, circa 1960, manufactured in France. Pinewood. In good original condition with minor wear consistent...
Four "Les Arcs" Chairs by Charlotte Perriand
Four "Les Arcs" Chairs by Charlotte Perriand
NOREPRO
Four "Les Arcs" Chairs by Charlotte Perriand
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Hide
A set of four early hide and chromed tubular steel "Les Arcs" chairs by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina. The leather has beautifully rich patina. The chrome is bright and clean, with...
Charlotte Perriand Pair of Tripod Pine Stool from ...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
A pair of tripod pine Charlotte Perriand stools with a round seating with a diameter of 32 cm (12.5"). These stools were designed for and used in an apartment at the Arc 1600 ski resort...
Charlotte Perriand Bench Cansado, circa 1958
Charlotte Perriand Bench Cansado, circa 1958
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Charlotte Perriand Bench Cansado, circa 1958
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Metal, Wood
Bench with side table and drawer, from Cite Cansado, Mauritania, designed by Charlotte Perriand. Oak-veneered wood, oak, plastic laminated covered wood, painted metal and fabric. ...
Pair of Le Corbusier Lounge Chairs LC2, circa 1983...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Leather
Iconic pair of LC2 chrome and black leather armchairs by designers Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand; excellent condition, single owner, purchased in 1983.
Charlotte Perriand Stool
Charlotte Perriand Stool
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Charlotte Perriand Stool
Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
The little tiny stool designed by Charlotte Perriand comes in black lacquered wood and has nice patina on the legs and on the seat. This little jewelry decorates any corner and space. M...
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Table, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand Cansado Table, circa 1950
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Charlotte Perriand Cansado Table, circa 1950
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal, Wood
Table designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Wood, metal frame legs. Provenance: Cansado, Mauritania (Africa). In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with ...
Charlotte Perriand Pentagonal Dining Table from th...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Dining Room Tables
This mountain lady is one the greatest designer of the 20th century. She spent 20 years working at the huge architectural project of Les Arcs Ski Resort in Savoie, France. This pentagon...
Charlotte Perriand Rare High Pine Bar Stool from H...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
A very rare high pine bar stool in the Campagne style with four legs, by Charlotte Perriand. The round seating has a diameter of 28.5 cm (11"). This stool was designed for the chalet-h...
Charlotte Perriand Bench with Drawer from Cite' Ca...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Iron, Laminate, Mahogany
A mahogany slat bench with a side table and drawer from Cite Cansado in Mauritania, 1958. The bench has a steel frame and a drawer that is covered in a gray laminate. Provenance is avai...
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
DADA
Charlotte Perriand Table and Stools for Les Arcs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Set of table and stools designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski Resort circa 1960, manufactured in France. Pinewood. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent...
Charlotte Perriand Bench 'C'
Charlotte Perriand Bench 'C'
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Charlotte Perriand Bench 'C'
Charlotte Perriand, Steph Simon
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Metal, Teak
The bench designed by Charlotte Perriand comes on a black lacquered metal frame and has wonderful patina on the legs and on the lattes which are stained teak. The unusual height gives t...
Charlotte Perriand Set of Six Chairs
Charlotte Perriand Set of Six Chairs
Polyedre
Charlotte Perriand Set of Six Chairs
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1960s French Chairs
Chrome, Leather
Set of six chairs "ski resorts" Les Arcs 1600 by Charlotte Perriand, France 1960s, all original condition and very nice patina.
Charlotte Perriand Bench from Cité Cansado, Mauri...
Charlotte Perriand
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches
Mahogany, Metal
Bench with side table and drawer, from Cite Cansado, Mauritania, designed by Charlotte Perriand. Mahagony wood, plastic laminated covered wood, painted black metal. Editioned by Galer...