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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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