CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
ICONIC PIECES

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Throughout her life, rich in furniture creation and interior design, Charlotte Perriand always knew how to bring the furniture she created closer to the space for which it was designed. Her early research into French Modernism, as a founding member of the UAM in 1929, allowed her to work with a new material at the time; metalic tube. From this collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, a whole series of modern furniture was produced, that would mark the foundations of her work. From this modern world in movement, Charlotte Perriand turns very quickly, in the middle of the 30’s , towards wood, material which will be dear to her throughout her life. From the tables, in solid pine, of the Savoyard tradition, to the elegant and refined tables inspired by her travels in Japan, Charlotte Perriand tried to understand the mystery of the equilibrium of the forms she observed in nature and that she photographed, with her friend Pierre Jeanneret, trying to understand their structure. Thus, from the observation of a worn pebble on the beach, as well as that of driftwood or a tree section, she sought to penetrate the mystery of this harmony that emerges from nature and to reproduce it in her furniture for which she worked on extremely sophisticated shapes where the angles are rounded, the sides of the table subtly cut, the ovals skillfully deconstructed in order to tend towards a balance closer to the nature. From the furniture for the House Equipment made in 1947, in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret, to the furniture of editions with the Steph Simon Gallery, since 1956, Charlotte Perriand created pieces that have now become, for many of them “iconic pieces”.

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
(1903–1999)

Sideboard
Ca. 1947

Rectangular wooden sideboard, opening with three sliding doors on the front revealing drawers and shelves, resting on two rectangular legs.

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
(1903–1999)

“Japon” settee
1966

Two legs polished steel structure, wooden slated seat and backrest, original cushions upholstered with Simon Prouvé fabric

Charlotte Perriand
(1903–1999)

“Nuage” bookcase
1958

Bookcase with aluminum supports and varnished ash trays.
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“Man and the universe are intimately linked, which is why I can never separate the parts from the whole when it comes to my discipline, architecture from the environment, equipment from architecture.”

— Charlotte Perriand

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
(1903–1999)

Desk chair
Ca. 1947

Pinewood made desk chair, 3 tapering legs supporting a circular seat, curved backrest.

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
(1903–1999)

Tilting back armchair «B 301»
Ca. 1928

Chromed steel tube structure, seat, backrest and armrests in cotton canvas fabric.

Charlotte Perriand
(1903–1999)

Rush chair
Ca. 1960

Structureand backrest in solid black lacqueredwood, straw seat
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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
(1903–1999)

“Sandoz” Coffee Table
1962

Circular top resting on four rectangular legs made of iroko

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
(1903–1999)

Rectangular table
Ca. 1956

Table made of wooden rectangular top with rounded corners resting on four black lacquered tapered metal legs

Charlotte Perriand
(1903–1999)

Rectangular dining table with grooves
Ca. 1960

Ash wood, geometric tabletop, on 4 square legs
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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Bahut
Ca. 1947

Bahut rectangulaire en bois, ouvrant sur trois portes coulissantes en façade découvrant tiroirs et étagères, reposant sur deux pieds de section rectangulaire

Dimensions :
H. 119 x L. 245,5 x P. 41 cm

Provenance :
Edition « Équipement de la maison » et BCB (Bureau de Coordination du Bâtiment)

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Banquette Japon
1966

Structure à deux pieds en acier poli, assise et dossier en lattes de bois, coussins en tissu Simone Prouvé

Dimensions :
H. 73 x L. 143 x  P. 80 cm

Provenance :
Résidence privée de l’ambassadeur du Japon en France, Paris, France

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Bibliothèque Nuage
1958

Bibliothèque à plots enaluminium et plateaux en frêne verni

Dimensions :
H. 152x L. 369x P. 33,5cm

Provenance :
Commandée auprès de la Galerie Steph Simonen 1958, Paris, France
Dans la famille depuis

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Chaise de bureau
Ca. 1947

En pin, assise reposant sur trois pieds effilés, dossier bandeau incurvé

Dimensions :
H. 42/66 x ø 34 cm

Provenance :
Édition BCC (Bureau Central de Construction)

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Fauteuil à dossier basculant «B 301»
Ca. 1928

Structure en tube d’acier chromé, assise, dossier et accotoirs en toile de coton

Dimensions :
H. 64 x L. 65 x P. 64 cm

Provenance :
Edition Thonet (pastille de l’éditeur)

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Chaise «bois paillé»
Ca. 1960

Structure et dossier en bois massif laqué noir, assise paillée

Dimensions :
H. 76 x L42 x P.41cm
Hauteur assise 45 cm

Provenance :
Edition Steph Simon

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Table Basse Sandoz
1962

Plateau circulaire reposant sur quatre pieds rectangulaires en iroko

Dimensions :
ø. 110 x H. 45.5 cm

Provenance :
Commande spéciale des Laboratoires Sandoz, Rueil-Malmaison, France

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Table rectangulaire
Ca. 1956

Table à plateau rectangulaire en bois à angles arrondis reposant sur quatre pieds fuselés en métal laqué noir

Dimensions :
H. 66 x L. 111,8 x l. 84 cm

Provenance :
– Galerie Steph Simon, Paris
– Collection particulière, France

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Table rectangulaire à gorges
Ca. 1960

En frêne, plateau rectangulaire reposant sur 4 pieds

Dimensions :
H. 71 x L. 226 x P. 85 cm

Provenance :
Edition Steph Simon

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Bahut
Ca. 1947

Rectangular wooden sideboard, opening with three sliding doors on the front revealing drawers and shelves, resting on two rectangular legs

Dimensions:
H. 47,6xL. 96,4x D. 16,1in.

Provenance:
BCB(Bureau de Coordination du Bâtiment)and« Équipement de la maison » edition

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

“Japon” settee
1966

Two legs polished steel structure, wooden slated seat and backrest, original cushions upholstered with Simon Prouvé fabric

Dimensions:
H. 28.7 x W. 56.3 x D. 31.5 in.

Provenance :
Private residence of the Japan ambassador in France, Paris, France

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

“Nuage” bookcase
1958

Bookcase with aluminum supports and varnished ash trays

Dimensions:
H. 59.8x W. 145.2x 13.1in.

Provenance :
Commissioned atGalerie Steph Simonin 1958, Paris, France
Thence by descent

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Desk chair
Ca. 1947

Pinewood made desk chair, 3 tapering legs supporting a circular seat, curved backrest

Dimensions:
H 16,5/26 x ø 13,3 in.

Provenance:
BCC edition (Bureau Central de Construction)

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Tilting back armchair
Ca. 1928

Chromed steel tube structure, seat, backrest and armrests in cotton canvas fabricThonet edition (editor’s stamp)

Dimensions:
H. 14,5 x W. 44,4x D. 31,1in.

Provenance:
Thonet edition (editor’s stamp)

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Rush chair
Ca. 1960

Structure and backrest in solid black lacquered wood, straw seat

Dimensions:
H.30 x W. 16.5 x 16.1in.
Hauteur assise 17.7in

Provenance:
Steph Simon Edition

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

“Sandoz” Coffee Table
1962

Circular top resting on four rectangular legs made of iroko

Dimensions:
ø. 43.3 x H. 17.9 in.

Provenance:
Special order for the Sandoz laboratories, Rueil-Malmaison, France

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Rectangular table
Ca. 1956

Table made of wooden rectangular top with rounded corners resting on four black lacquered tapered metal legs

Dimensions:
H. 26 x L. 44 x W. 33 in.

Provenance :
– Galerie Steph Simon, Paris
– Private collection, France

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

(1903–1999)

Rectangular dining table with grooves
Ca. 1960

Ash wood, geometric tabletop, on 4 square legs.

Dimensions:
H. 27.95 x W. 88.98 x D. 33.46 in.

Provenance:
Edition Steph Simon

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