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Charlotte Perriand, Four Stools, circa 1948

$6,200Asking Price

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A set of four black oakwood stools with woven rush seats by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Perriand produced these stools after her 6 year stay in Japan. Returning to Paris, Perriand was commissioned to design the interiors of Hôtel le Doron in Méribel Les Allues, a french ski town in the Alps, in accordance with the architecture of Paul Grillo and Christian Durupt. The influence of Japanese design had a lasting effect on Perriand and played itself out in the work she designed for the alpine environment. Perriand revisited some earlier designs, favoring simplicity and natural materials.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Depth: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1948
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. In good condition. Wear consistent with age and use with some light surface wear. Rattan seats have been recently rewoven. Structurally sound.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: formativemodern1291stDibs: LU3832311950021

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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 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.

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