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Charlotte Perriand

Curiosities: Born in 1903 in France, the architect Charlotte Perriand graduated in her home country and lived until 1999. She worked not only in her homeland but also in Japan, Vietnam and Brazil. Charlotte Perriand is known for her work in partnership with the architect Le Corbusier. Early in her career, after applying for a vacancy in the office of the famous architect and be rejected with the famous phrase "We do not hire embroiderers here," Charlotte Perriand reformed her apartment with a large mobile of aluminum, glass and chrome. She exhibited this work in a exhibition hall and received recognition including the partner of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret. The architects reconsidered their decision and hired her to design the furniture and the interior of their projects.From the 30s, Perriand began to focus her work on social interest, in search of egalitarian and popular designs. She participated at some associations of artists and was later one of the founders of the 'Union of Modern Artists'. Following this popular character, she replaced the chrome, expensive material at that time, for materials used in vernacular architecture, such as wood and bamboo (innovative materials for the time). She made use of manufactured construction techniques in order to develop affordable furniture and architectural objects, functional and attractive to disadvantaged populations. In the 50s she lived in Rio de Janeiro. She was a friend of Lucio Costa and enchanted by Brazilian woods.

 

 

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Country of origin: France

Born: 1903

Died: 1999

Education: École de L’Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Places of professional performance: France

Selects Projects:

  • 1928 - “B306 Chaise Longue”

  • 1954 - “Chaise Ombre”

  • 1957 - Office Air France

  • LC2 Grand Confort

  • LC7 Swivel Chair

 

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