Charlotte Perriand - Design: Online Auction London Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note that this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Wright, Chicago, 'Design', 12 June 2014, lot 114
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Charlotte Perriand: Un Art de Vivre, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1985, p. 52
    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand: Complete Works, Volume 3, 1956-1968, Paris, 2017, pp. 106-07

  • 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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Twelve adjustable wall lights

circa 1963
Painted steel.
Each: 16.5 x 12.5 x 6.7 cm (6 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Manufactured by La Société Centrale d'Eclairage, France. Interior of each with manufacturer's label printed SCE/Made in France Classe I.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £12,600

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