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Applique Á Volet Pivotant by Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Applique Á Volet Pivotant by Charlotte Perriand. Current production by Nemo Lighting Masters collection. Designed and manufactured in France. Aluminum adjustable diffuser “volet” and...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

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...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Paire d'appliques Pour Les Arcs 1600, Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Paire d'appliques pour les Arcs 1600, Charlotte Perriand, circa 1970 Dimensions: 14.5 x 13 cms 590 €.
Category

Vintage 1970s Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Other

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

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Stainless Steel, Aluminum

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

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Metal, Aluminum

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

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Metal, Aluminum

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

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Aluminum, Metal

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

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Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Double' Yellow Wall Light
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Double' yellow wall light. Originally designed in the midcentury era by the iconic Charlotte Perriand, these newly produced author...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

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Aluminum, Metal

Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Light in All White
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
Located in Glendale, CA
Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' wall light in all white. A clean and iconic design executed in black anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Originally designed in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

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Aluminum, Metal

Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Double' Wall Lights in Aluminum
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Double' wall lights in aluminum. A clean and iconic design executed in anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Part of a lighting des...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Double' Blue Wall Lights
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Double' blue wall lights. Originally designed in the midcentury era by the iconic Charlotte Perriand, these newly produced authori...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

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Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Charlotte Perriand Yellow 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights
By Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Charlotte Perriand yellow 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' wall lights. A clean and iconic design executed in yellow and white painted metal. Originally designed in the 1950s as t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

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Aluminum, Metal

Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Light in Natural Aluminum
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' wall light in natural aluminum. A clean and iconic design executed in natural anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Originally des...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Blue
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
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 Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Black
By Nemo Lighting 1, Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Light in Black and White
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
Located in Glendale, CA
Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' wall light in black and white. A clean and iconic design executed in black anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Originally design...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in Blue
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' wall light in blue. A clean and iconic design executed in anodized aluminum and blue and white painted metal. Part of a ligh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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

Materials

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 Wall Lights and ...

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Aluminum, Metal

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in White
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
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 Wall Lights and ...

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Aluminum, Metal

Set of 8 Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Red & Black Wall Lights
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Set of 8 Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' red and black wall lights. A clean and iconic design executed in red painted or black anodized aluminum and white painted meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Red
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' wall lights in red. A clean and iconic design executed in red and white painted metal. Originally designed in the 1950s as the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Aluminum
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique Á Volet Pivotant' wall lights in aluminum. A clean and iconic design executed in anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Originally designed i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in White
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in Yellow
By Charlotte Perriand, Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' wall light in yellow. A clean and iconic design executed in anodized aluminum and yellow and white painted metal. Part of a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant Double' Wall Light in Red
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant Double' wall light in red. Originally designed in the midcentury era by the iconic Charlotte Perriand, these newly produced author...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in Aluminum
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Nemo Lighting 1
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in Aluminum. A clean and iconic design executed in anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Part of a lighting ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Charlotte Perriand 'Applique À Volet Pivotant Plié' Wall Light in Black
By Nemo Lighting 1, Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

1960, Set 2 Armchairs René Martin & Charlotte Perriand
By René Martin, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
Very rare and authentic armchair designed by Réné Martin for Charlotte Perriand for the ski ressort of Meribel in France.     
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Pine

Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
Set 4 chairs assigned to Charlotte Perriand France, circa 1960. Very good and original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
  • Set 4 Chairs, French Modernism
H 37.01 in. W 17.33 in. D 18.12 in.
Appliques Volets, Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Appliques volets, Charlotte Perriand Grand modele, les Arcs 1600 circa 1970 27 x 12.5 x 6 cms 600€/unit.
Category

Vintage 1970s More Lighting

Materials

Other

  • Appliques Volets, Charlotte Perriand
  • Appliques Volets, Charlotte Perriand
  • Appliques Volets, Charlotte Perriand
  • Appliques Volets, Charlotte Perriand
H 5.12 in. W 10.63 in. D 2.37 in.
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...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Charlotte Perriand Appliques
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Set of 4 Perriand wall lights of enamelled steel . Articulating facia allows direction of light up or down , side to side when mounted vertically . Push button switch . Priced for al...
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

Set of 2 Chairs Charlotte Perriand Mod. "Méribel"
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
A Méribel chair designed by Charlotte Perriand in the 1960s for Steph Simon & Sentou intended to furnish the Méribel ski resort. It is made up of 4 so-called log feet connected by...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

  • Set of 2 Chairs Charlotte Perriand Mod. "Méribel"
  • Set of 2 Chairs Charlotte Perriand Mod. "Méribel"
  • Set of 2 Chairs Charlotte Perriand Mod. "Méribel"
  • Set of 2 Chairs Charlotte Perriand Mod. "Méribel"
H 30.32 in. W 16.54 in. L 30.32 in.
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND APPLIQUES ; 10 AVAILABLE
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Set of 10 Perriand wall lights of black and white enameled steel , edition Steph Simon . Articulating facia allows direction of light up or down , side to side when mounted verticall...
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Vintage 1960s French Wall Lights and Sconces

Set of Five Wall Lights Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Paris, FR
Set of five wall lights by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1960. Model n° CP1. Painted metal.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

  • Set of Five Wall Lights Charlotte Perriand
  • Set of Five Wall Lights Charlotte Perriand
  • Set of Five Wall Lights Charlotte Perriand
  • Set of Five Wall Lights Charlotte Perriand
H 4.72 in. W 6.3 in. D 2.7 in.
Charlotte Perriand 'CP1' wall appliqués
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
original pair of Charlotte Perriand 'CP1' appliqués Steph Simon edition from Les Arcs ski resort c,1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Charlotte Perriand CP-1 Wall Lights / Appliques, France, 1950s1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in London, GB
CP-1 appliques by Charlotte Perriand, with black and white lacquered metal diffusers. The enameled steeel shows some wear, no dents, but some light rust and surface scratches and pai...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Set Of Four Charlotte Perriand Cp1 Wall Appliques, France, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Maastricht, NL
Set of four wall appliques with metal plates and branded plastic wall mounts. All four in perfect condition, wiring checked by our in-house professional.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of CP-1 Appliques by Charlotte Perriand for Galerie Steph Simon
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of CP-1 appliques with branded plastic wall mounts by Charlotte Perriand for Galerie Steph Simon. Made in France, circa 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

1954, Sideboard Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
A wall shelf Charlotte Perriand from city Le Mans (Building "Le courboulay") door and authentic system fabricated by Jean Prouvé Workshop in 1954. Mounting box made by a cabinet mak...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Bentwood

  • 1954, Sideboard Charlotte Perriand
  • 1954, Sideboard Charlotte Perriand
  • 1954, Sideboard Charlotte Perriand
  • 1954, Sideboard Charlotte Perriand
H 39.38 in. W 80.71 in. D 17.72 in.
Sideboard Charlotte Perriand, 1954
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
Cupboard Charlotte Perriand from city Le Mans (Building "Le courboulay") door and authentic system fabricated by Jean Prouvé Workshop in 1954. Mounting box made by a cabinet maker ...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Plywood

  • Sideboard Charlotte Perriand, 1954
  • Sideboard Charlotte Perriand, 1954
  • Sideboard Charlotte Perriand, 1954
  • Sideboard Charlotte Perriand, 1954
H 29.53 in. W 82.68 in. D 17.72 in.
1954, Cupboard Charlotte Perriand Le Mans
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Perpignan, FR
Original doors / front of Cupboard design by Charlotte Perriand maded in 1954 by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Comes from kitchen of building "Courboulay" maded by the French famous archite...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Bauhaus Cupboards

Materials

Bentwood

  • 1954, Cupboard Charlotte Perriand Le Mans
  • 1954, Cupboard Charlotte Perriand Le Mans
  • 1954, Cupboard Charlotte Perriand Le Mans
  • 1954, Cupboard Charlotte Perriand Le Mans
H 74.02 in. W 31.5 in. D 18.12 in.
Charlotte Perriand Set of Four CP1 Appliques, France, 1960s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of four Charlotte Perriand CP1 wall appliques with an enameled metal adjustable deflector. One side of the deflector is white and the other is black. The lamps have an E14 fitt...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Le Corbusier LC2 Petit Modele Ottoman
By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand Cassina
Located in San Diego, CA
LC2 ottoman designed by Le Corbusier and produced by Cassina in 1970s It features a chromed tubular steel frame engraved brand visible on a chromed steel tube as pictured. Wear consi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Steel

  • Le Corbusier LC2 Petit Modele Ottoman
  • Le Corbusier LC2 Petit Modele Ottoman
  • Le Corbusier LC2 Petit Modele Ottoman
  • Le Corbusier LC2 Petit Modele Ottoman
H 15.8 in. W 28.5 in. D 22.4 in.

Applique Perriand For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic applique perriand available at 1stDibs. A applique perriand — often made from metal, aluminum and wood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a applique perriand, we have 19 options in-stock, while there are 23 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer applique perriand, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A applique perriand is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made applique perriand over the years, but those crafted by Charlotte Perriand, Cassina and Nemo Lighting are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Applique Perriand?

Prices for a applique perriand start at $625 and top out at $7,369 with the average selling for $730.

Charlotte Perriand Biography and Important Works

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.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Wall Lights and Sconces for You

From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, there is one major part of home decor that you definitely want to master: lighting. It’s no longer merely practical — carefully selected wall lights and sconces can do wonders in establishing mood and highlighting your distinctive personality.

We’re a long way from the candelabra-inspired chandeliers of the medieval era. Lighting designers have been creating and reinventing lighting solutions for eons. Because of the advancements crafted by these venturesome makers, we now have the opportunity to bring unique, customizable lighting solutions into our homes. It’s never been easier to create dramatic bedrooms, cozy kitchen areas and cheerful bars than it is today. Think of an elegant wall sconce as functional as well as a work of art, adding both light and style to your hallways, whimsical kids’ rooms and elsewhere.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting. For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

Let 1stDibs help you set the mood with the right wall lights and sconces for your home. Our collection includes every kind of fixture, from sculptural works by Austrian craftsman J.T. Kalmar to chic industrial-style wall sconces, from adjustable painted aluminum wall lamps designed by Artemide to a wide variety of minimalist mid-century modern masterpieces.