Charlotte Perriand "CP-1" Wall Lights

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iconic black and white enameled wall lights by Charlotte Perriand, adjustable reflectors, can be mounted horizontally or vertically, manufactured and distributed by Steph Simon, Paris, optional white, powdercoated mounting plates available, to cover larger US junction boxes, marked.
Details
Creator
Charlotte Perriand (Designer), 
Steph Simon (Maker)
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1960s
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Enameled   Metal
Condition
Excellent. Rewired, one E12 socket, max. wattage 75W each.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
6.5 in. H x 5 in. W x 3 in. D
17 cm H x 13 cm W x 8 cm D
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
14
Reference Number
LU84877189673

About Charlotte Perriand (Designer)

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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