Charlotte Perriand - Design Day Sale London Monday, April 27, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    L’Equipement de la Maison, Grenoble, France
    Acquired directly from the above by Mr and Mrs Volovitch, Massy, France, circa 1947-1952
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, p. 136, fig. 8 for a 'L’Equipement de la Maison' prospectus
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand Un art d’habiter 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, p. 275 for a 'L’Equipement de la Maison' prospectus, p. 335 for a 'B.C.B.' 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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Coffee table, model no. 10, from 'L’Equipement de la Maison' series, Grenoble

designed 1938, produced circa 1947-1952
35.3 cm (13 7/8 in.) high, 69.6 cm (27 3/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by L’Equipement de la Maison, Grenoble, France.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £7,500

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Design Day Sale

London Day Sale 28 April 2015 2pm