Charlotte Perriand - Design London Thursday, October 17, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Commissioned for a hotel restaurant, France, circa 1958
    Private collection, France

  • Literature

    G. H. Pingusson, 'La 3e Exposition Internationale de l'Habitation', L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, no. 2, February 1936, p. 65 for a similar example
    Maurice Barret, 'Exposition Internationale de l'Habitation: L'Architecture et La Décoration', L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, no. 2, February 1936, pp. 69, 71, 73 for a similar example
    Maurice Barret, 'A propos du IIIe Salon de l'habitation', Art et Décoration, no. 3, March 1936, p. 103 for a similar example
    Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, pp. 77, 79, 239 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at 'Living Room of Today', 3e Exposition Internationale de l'Habitation, Salon des Arts Ménagers, Paris, 1936.

  • 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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Dining table

circa 1958
72 x 199.5 x 84.5 cm (28 3/8 x 78 1/2 x 33 1/4 in.)
Executed by André Chetaille, Paris, France.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £56,250

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London Auction 17 October 2019