Charlotte Perriand - Design Evening Sale New York Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    DeLorenzo 1950, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989

  • Literature

    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand: Un art d'habiter 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, p. 394 for a drawing, p. 429 for a Steph Simon prospectus

  • 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 from the Collection of Susie Tompkins Buell


Rare low table

circa 1956
Mahogany, painted steel.
14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) high, 44 3/4 in. (113.7 cm) diameter
Tabletop produced by André Chetaille and base by Métal Meuble, France. Editioned by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $125,000

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Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 13 December 2016