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  • Provenance

    Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, 1995

  • Literature

    Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 166-67
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un art d'habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, p. 417 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is sold to benefit the non-profit association C.I.R.E.C.A. at Domaine de Boisbuchet, recognized by the French government.

  • 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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PROPERTY OF ALEXANDER VON VEGESACK, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION DOMAINE DE BOISBUCHET, FRANCE

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Bibliothèque

circa 1954
Oak, oak-veneered wood, painted diamond-point aluminum, painted aluminum, painted steel.
46 3/4 x 100 1/2 x 13 in. (118.7 x 255.3 x 33 cm)
Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France.

Estimate
$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $314,500

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Design Masters

New York Auction 16 December 2014 6pm