Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand is a French architect and designer. She is famous for her furniture which is directly inspired by the mountain and the Japan spirit.

Charlotte Perriand gave a new vision to furniture by deleting all the elements which appeared superfluous to her. Her various collaborations with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret are nowadays legendary pieces. We think for example of the "Maison du Mexique" bookcase (1952), the "Cansado" sideboard (1958) or the Meribel chairs (the 1950s).


Biography

Charlotte Perriand was born in 1903 in France. Quickly, she decided to study the Decorative Arts at the UCAD School. At the end of her studies, she met Le Corbusier and Jeanneret with whom she collaborated for 10 years. They entrusted the interior decoration missions to her. After spending six years in Japan, she transformed her approach of design by integrating new elements inspired from the calming and simple spirit. The creation of the “Zen Space” at the UNESCO is the demonstration of this cultural heritage. Passionate about mountain and further to the democratization of winter sports, she has been in charge of the layout of mountain housing, like the Arcs resort. Around the world, she is considered as one of the most influent designers of the 20th Century.

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