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

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  • Provenance

    Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, 1956-1959
    Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1990s

  • Literature

    Élisabeth Vedrenne, ‘Le Corbu à La Cité U.’, L’Œil, November 1998, p. 73, fig. 4
    Élisabeth Vedrenne, Le Corbusier: Mémoire du Style, Paris, 1998, pp. 66-67, 79 for the single bed
    Marie Laure Jousset, Charlotte Perriand, exh. cat., Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2005, p. 153 for the single bed
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand Un art d’habiter 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, pp. 466-67, 470 for technical drawing and an image of the single bed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is sold to benefit the non-profit association C.I.R.E.C.A. at Domaine de Boisbuchet, recognised 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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Double bed, designed for la chambre d’étudiant de la Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Oak, fabric.
57.3 x 130.1 x 190.2 cm (22 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 74 7/8 in.)

£8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £9,375

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Design Day Sale

London Day Sale 28 April 2015 2pm