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Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

The trio of Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret is known for its widely acclaimed and influential modernist furniture designs.

In the early 1920s, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, the revered Swiss-French architect known professionally as Le Corbusier, entered into collaboration with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, who shared his grand vision for egalitarian building projects and interior design. They later recruited the pioneering young female architect Charlotte Perriand to join their venture.

Perriand's installation Bar sous le toit (“bar under the roof”), a recreation of part of her own apartment shown at the 1927 Salon d’Automne in Paris, caught Le Corbusier's attention and prompted the cousins to recruit her to work at their architecture practice. She would be tasked with designing interiors and furniture. Such status was rare for a woman at the time — in fact, when Perriand sought work at Le Corbusier’s atelier mere months before the exhibition, he famously dismissed her with a sexist remark.

The collective called their shared project l’équipement d'intérieur de l’habitation (“the interior equipment of the house”), and they designed furniture that remains celebrated today. The LC series of armchairs, lounge chairs and sofas, for example, saw the designers working with tubular chrome steel and plush foam cushions upholstered in leather. Bereft of ornament and prized for its functionality, the series is currently manufactured by Cassina. The cohort's LC4 chaise lounge was displayed at the 1929 Salon d’Automne, and the spare but sculptural seat — as well as the group’s other furnishings — influenced the likes of Willy Rizzo as well as a range of other modernist designers and furniture innovators.

Reportedly owing to political differences, the trio’s collaboration ended in 1937. Le Corbusier and Pierre continued working together, primarily in architecture.

In the early 1950s, at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Le Corbusier and his cousin collaborated on a building project in Chandigarh, India. While the Chandigarh project is most frequently associated with Le Corbusier, he didn’t actually move to India and instead monitored progress during visits to the region. Pierre, however, was extensively involved. As the project’s first chief architect, Pierre remained onsite to oversee implementation of design and to coordinate construction of schools, government housing, shopping centers and more.

In 1940, Charlotte Perriand moved to Japan after France fell to Nazi forces. She was offered a position at the Japanese Ministry of Trade and Industry as a consultant on the country’s industrial arts. While there, Perriand adopted many Japanese artistic principles and incorporated them into her own revolutionary furniture designs. She would also closely collaborate with self-taught French furniture designer Jean Prouvé in the years that followed.

Time has shown that some of the works attributed to the Jeanneret cousins are either Perriand’s own designs or she was an uncredited contributor.

On 1stDibs, find an array of vintage Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret furniture, including tables, storage cabinets and lighting.

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Chaise-Longue Model LC4 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Cassina
Located in Roma, IT
Chaise-longue with metal structure and leather seat model 'LC4', by LE CORBUSIER, PIERRE JEANNERET & CHARLOTTE PERRIAND. Original production by Cassina, with brand and serial numb...
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1970s Italian Vintage Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Le Corbusier LC6 Dining Table for Cassina, Original Blue Finish and Glass
By Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in Kansas City, MO
LC 6 Dining Table designed by Le Corbusier for Cassina. Original light blue frame and thick tempered glass. Some light scratches to the glass, a few s...
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1980s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Modern LC3 Black leather chrome frame lounge chair by Le Corbusier
By Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Le Corbusier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A Single pre owned modern lounge or club chair by Le Corbusier. Wide Model LC3 in soft black Leather. Triple chrome plated steel frames. Show little to no signs of use. Made in italy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Le Corbusier Black on Black Armchair Model-LC1 for Cassina, 1970s, Italy
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Cassina
Located in The Hague, NL
Armchair designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and manufactured for Cassina, famous Italian furniture manufacture in 1970s period. Model number LC1, origi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Crystal LC6 Table by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand for Cassina
By Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in Dronten, NL
LC6 table designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Marked, signed and numbered on the frame, this table has the most desirable crystal textured top. The tab...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Le Corbusier Glass Dinning Table ‘LC6’ For Cassina, 1970s Italy
By Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in The Hague, NL
The idea informing the LC6 table, which was launched at the 1929 Salon d’Automne in Paris, lies in the distinction between the support and what is supported, in other words, the base...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Vintage Cassina Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, and Perriand LC2 Club Chair
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Originally designed to be exhibited in 1929 at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, the three-piece design collaboration relied mostly on Charlotte Perriand's genius. Dubbed a "basket of cushions," the LC2 club chair...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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Vintage LC2 Tan leather chrome frame 2 seat sofa loveseat by Le Corbusier
By Le Corbusier, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage 2 seat sofa or lovseat by Le Corbusier. Model LC2 in Tan Leather in very good vintage condition. Triple chrome plated steel frame. Manufact...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand

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