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Charlotte Perriand – A Wide-Angle Eye

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 31 March 2011

1927 photo of a transporter bridge in Marseille, France by Charlotte Perriand

image: Charlotte Perriand/ADAGP2011/The New York Times

Holly Brubach has written an interesting and sensitive article, part of a blog, entitled “Sight Lines” in the T-magazine Design section of The New York Times looking at the designer Charlotte Perriand and the recently published book “Charlotte Perriand: Photography: A Wide-Angle Eye,” by Jacques Barsac (5 Continents Editions) which, in the words of Brubach, “offers an intimate glimpse of the woman and the workings of her mind.”  A very welcome opportunity to look more closely at a designer, and a woman, of rare talent.

Cover photo of “Charlotte Perriand: Photography: A Wide-Angle Eye,” by Jacques Barsac (5 Continents Editions)

image: Jacques Barsac/5 Continents Editions/The New York Times

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Women & the Future (& Past & Present) of Design

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

“Furniture design students carrying projects to the studio at the Rhode Island School of Design, where 68 percent of the students are female”

image: David O’Connor/Rhode Island School of Design/The New York Times

Alice Rawsthorn has written an interesting article entitled “Women at the Drawing Board” in the Arts section of The New York Times, looking at women in architecture and designs’ past, present and future.  Referencing, among others, Lilly ReichCharlotte Perriand, Ray Eames (and yes, the Wikipedia link directs to “Charles and Ray Eames), Neri Oxman, Daisy GinsbergHilary Cottam, Emily Pilloton, not to mention Hella Jongerius and Patricia Urquiola, this short article sets its sights quite wide indeed.

Just a quick question:  Isn’t there someone out there, with more knowledge than we have (and perhaps better writing skills…), who could write a Wikipedia entry for Emily Pilloton, or Daisy Ginsberg or Hella Jongerius?!?  Please??

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Charlotte Perriand – Wonderful Exhibition of Furniture, Photograpy & Art

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 12 August 2010

Charlotte Perriand at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Charlotte Perriand, “Fauteuil pivotant” (Pivoting Armchair), original design 1927, © 2010, ProLitteris, Zurich manufacturer: Cassina 1978

image: Nicola Zocchi/Dezeen

The design blog Dezeen has published a very nice post on the exhibition of furniture, photography and artworks by pioneering Modernist designer Charlotte Perriand at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (The Museum for Design) in Zurich, Switzerland. Though one is, of course, already more than familiar with Perriand’s marvelous work, this exhibition offers an even more vibrant homage to this very dynamic, creative designer and artist.  Exhibition through 24 October 2010.

As the Museum for Design puts it:

“Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999), one of the most innovative interior and furniture designers of the 20th century, did not only strive towards a change in forms but also towards an improvement in social conditions. After the tubular steel furniture, which she developed particularly in partnership with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, she preferred the natural material of wood with its free forms. At the same time her photography, which she approached in a radically modern way, became an impulse for her work. There followed grand stagings of magical objects found on beaches or in junkyards. Charlotte Perriand shared this interest for the poetry of “Art Brut” with Pierre Jeanneret and Fernand Léger, with whom she repeatedly worked. The opening of the archive now provides a longoverdue opportunity to rediscover this important pioneer as a furniture designer, as a photographer and—with her reconstructed large-format collages—as a socially committed woman.”

Clearly a must-see.

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One-Off Design Sale – Truly Exceptional Work From Perriand to Jongerius

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 29 April 2010

Image Wallpaper* Magazine/Phillips de Pury

‘Mexique’ bookcase by Charlotte Perriand and Atelier Jean Prouvé from the Maison du Mexique, Cité Universitaire, Paris, 1953

Malaika Byng has written a short article entitled “Design sale at Phillips de Pury, London” in the Interiors section of the wonderful Wallpaper* Magazine, looking at the marvelous furniture, shelving, lighting and more by renowned design luminaries (Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Maarten Baas, Poul Henningsen, Hella Jongerius, Harry Bertoia and others) included in the Phillips de Pury sale (yesterday) in London.  Beautiful, exceptional work, lovely slide show.
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