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Charlotte Perriand, Low bench, from Cité Cansado, Cansado, Mauritania

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Cansado bench designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1958, mahogany bench with steel frame & legs with newly upholstered seat cushions in Mohair Velvet by Thurstan. The bench itself was built for the city Cansado, a town built in the late 1950s by the Iron Mines Company of Mauritania to house its staff. Produced by Steph Simon Charlotte Perriand (1903 - 1999) was born in Paris and went onto study at the Ecole de l’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs before working with Le Corbusier in 1927. Here, Perriand oversaw the prototype production and public presentations. She would then collaborate with Le Corbusier's cousin, Pierre Jeanneret and design a series of tubular steel chairs. In 1940, she travelled to Japan as an official advisor on Industrial Design before she found herself in Vietnam during the war and from 1942 until 1946, she learnt to work with straw and bamboo, materials she would continue to use in a modern way.

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  • Dimensions
    H 9.06 in. x W 74.81 in. x D 31.11 in.H 23 cm x W 190 cm x D 79 cm
  • Seat Height
    9.06 in. (23 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    1218
  • Reference Number
    LU4480214535582
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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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