September 13, 2017

Rare Charlotte Perriand Furnishings to Be Auctioned at Artcurial

Paris auction house Artcurial will honor French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) by auctioning 20 of her most iconic furnishings. The house’s fourth consecutive thematic design auction, “Charlotte For Ever,” presents 20 lots curated with Perriand’s daughter Pernette and her husband Jacques Barsac.

Considered a master of modernism, Perriand’s prolific career included early collaborations with Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Jean Prouvé, which yielded iconic chrome-plated pieces such as the cowhide-upholstered B306 Chaise Longue (1928). The warmth of wood, however, informed her work in the 1930’s. She perfected the material while living in Japan through the next decade. Her mastery of woodwork is evident in the No. 21 Oak armchair (1935), which also showcases an affinity for weaving, and the highly coveted Nuage Cabinet (1952), a modular design available in several configurations through Cassina.

The auction will take place on October 24, Perriand’s 114th birthday. View the slideshow to preview some of the objects up for grabs.

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