Charlotte Perriand - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Digard, Paris, "Tableaux, Objets d'Art, Luminaires, Mobilier," March 24, 2003, lot 59
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Marie Laure Jousset, Charlotte Perriand, exh. cat., Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2005, pp. 156-57 for an image and a Steph Simon prospectus
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un art d'habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, p. 432 for a Steph Simon prospectus, pp. 438-39
    François Laffanour, Steph Simon Retrospective 1956–1974: Prouvé, Perriand, Mouille, Jouve, Noguchi, exh. cat., Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2007, pp. 68-71
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand et le Japon, Paris, 2008, p. 263

  • 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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Free-form table

circa 1959
27 3/4 x 92 1/4 x 42 1/2 in. (70.5 x 234.3 x 108 cm)
Produced by André Chetaille, and editioned by Galerie Steph Simon, France.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $182,500

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New York Auction 16 December 2014 6pm