Charlotte Perriand - Design London Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France

  • Literature

    Françoise Choay, "Vous montre le Pavillon du Brésil que Le Corbusier vient d'achever à la Cité Universitaire de Paris", L'Oeil, September 1959, pp. 54-59; W. Boesiger, ed., Le Corbusier et son atelier 35 rue de Sèvres, Oeuvre Complète 1957-1965, New York, 1990, pp. 192-199; Elisabeth Vedrenne, Le Corbusier: Mémoire de Style, ed. Assouline, Paris, 1998, pp. 66-67; "Le Corbu à La Cité U.", L'Oeil, November 1998, pp. 70-75; Elisabeth Vedrenne, Le Corbusier, Paris, 1999, pp. 66-67; Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand - Un Art d'Habiter, Paris, 2005, pp. 467 for a drawing of the table in the room and p. 469 for a similar example

  • 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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Table, from la Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France

Painted steel, plastic laminate-covered plywood, moulded plastic, rubber.
69.9 x 85.4 x 85.4 cm (27 1/2 x 33 5/8 x 33 5/8 in.)

£2,500 - 3,500 


24 Apr 2008, 2pm