(1903 - 1999)
Charlotte Perriand is known for sculpture.
Biography Charlotte Perriand
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
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