Charlotte Perriand - Design London Monday, September 26, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Downtown, Paris; Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

  • Literature

    Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, p. 220 for a similar example; Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand-Un Art d'Habiter, Paris, 2005, p. 281 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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Rare and important free-form desk

c. 1960
Pine, moulded plastic.
69 x 226 x 97 cm (27 1/8 x 88 7/8 x 38 1/4 in)
Plastic drawer moulded with ‘MODELE CHARLOTTE PERRIAND/BREVETE S.G.D.G./© CHARLOTTE PERRIAND / ADAGP 2002/TIRAGE LIMITE BRESIL 02’. Editioned by Galerie Steph Simon, France.

£70,000 - 100,000 


27 September 2011