Charlotte Perriand - Design London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Cité Cansado, Cansado, Mauritania
    Galerie Downtown, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2010

  • 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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Bench with side table and drawer, from Cité Cansado, Cansado, Mauritania

circa 1958
Painted metal, mahogany, plastic-laminated wood, mahogany-veneered wood, fabric.
78 x 257 x 70 cm (30 3/4 x 101 1/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
Manufactured by Négroni and Métal Mueble for Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France.

£8,000 - 12,000 Ω

Sold for £10,000

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London Auction 21 September 2016