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10 Inventive Designs by Charlotte Perriand

Collection of photographs with references for each design.

Series of photographs by Simone Yao, 2023

1 - On the wall, Étagère Nuage (1959-60) Materials: Acajou et tôle d’acier pliée


2- On the ground on the left, Chaise Longue LC4, 1928, in collaboration with Pierre Jeaneret and Le Corbusier.

Read the article on LC4

3 - On the ground on the right, Bloc Bahut (1958) for Cité Cansado in Mauritania. Materials: ash, enameled steel, aluminum, masonite, plastic Dimensions: 78cm × 251cm × 46cm The Bahut includes five sliding doors concealing storage and four drawers. This example features metal legs, a unique attribute of the cabinets made for Cité Cansado in Mauritania.


4

The Applique à Volet Pivotant (1960) constitutes a minimalist wall-mounted luminaire that displays the distinctive design features commonly associated with Charlotte Perriand. A notable characteristic of this fixture, mirroring Perriand's prevalent design philosophy, is a pivoting sheet-like shade. Known for her interest in human gestural patterns and hand movements, Perriand frequently drew inspiration from these elements when conceptualising her lighting designs.


Functionally, the Applique à Volet Pivotant delivers ambient, indirect lighting within a given space, effectively illuminating both sides of its surroundings. Its revolvable shade enables users to manipulate the direction of light. Thanks to its innovative and discernible design, this luminaire was a modern choice for creating a warm and muted lighting ambience within interiors.


5

Bathroom Cabinet for Air France's housing unit in Brazzaville, Congo, 1952

Production: Ateliers Jean Prouvé - France, 1952

Dimensions: 86cm × 102cm × 18cm

Materials: mahogany, enameled aluminum, enameled steel


6

Armchair N°21 (Chamrousse), 1935

Materials: Oak and Straw

Dimensions: 81.2cm x 54.8cm x 65.4cm


7

Below, Cansado Sideboard Cabinet, 1958

Opening by two sliding doors in white and black with laminate shelves inside and on the left side, a series of four drawers.

Materials: Mahogany, metal legs

Dimensions: 158cm x 71cm x 45cm





"The extension of the art of dwelling, is the art of living."

Charlotte Perriand



8

Bench / Banquette, 1958

Materials: Metal and Mahogany / Métal et acajou

Dimensions: 23.5cm x 190cm x 69.5cm.



9

Gym project from 1929

Contemporary scale model, 2019

Exhibition, Shanghai, 2023





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Plate from Le Répertoire du goût moderne, vol.II / Exhibition, Shanghai, 2023


10

Equipement intérieur d'une habitation (Interior equipment of a dwelling), Installation at The Salon D'Automne (1929) in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.



To discover more about Charlotte Perriand and her work in design and architecture, visit her d-fragment.it profile page: https://www.d-fragment.it/post/charlotte-perriand

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