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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Japan

  • Literature

    Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, pp. 145, 146, 233, 235
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un art d'habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, pp. 400, 402-3, 405-7, 417, 501
    Charlotte Perriand et le Japon/Sharurotto Perian to Nihon, Tokyo, 2011, p. 190, figs. 292-93

  • Artist Biography

    Charlotte Perriand

    French • 1903 - 1999

    Trailblazer Charlotte Perriand burst onto the French design scene in her early 20s, seemingly undeterred by obstacles in an era when even the progressive Bauhaus school of design barred women from architecture and furniture design courses. She studied under Maurice Dufrêne at the École de l'Union Centrale des art Décoratifs, entering into a competition at the 1925 Expo des Arts Décoratifs by age 22 and gaining critical acclaim for her exhibition at the Salon d'Automne in 1927.

    On the heels of this success, that same year she joined the Paris design studio of Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. For ten years the three collaborated on "equipment for living," such as the iconic tubular steel B306 Chaise Longue (1928). After World War II, Perriand joined forces with Jean Prouvé to create modernist furniture that combined the precise lines of Prouvé's bent steel with the soft, round edges and warmth of natural wood.

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Set of four "Ombre" chairs

designed 1954, produced 1996-2004
Ebonized bent plywood.
Each: 25 1/4 x 17 5/8 x 19 1/2 in. (64.1 x 44.8 x 49.5 cm)
Manufactured by Tendo Mokko, Japan. Underside of each chair impressed with ChPerriand and manufacturer’s printed label Perriand chair/Tendo and numbered 02.50, 03.52, 03.54 and 04.140 respectively.

$30,000 - 40,000 

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New York Auction 11 June 2014 11am