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Charlotte Perriand

Asymmetric bookshelves

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Previously shown at Basel 2021.

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Description/

Provenance: Mauritania – Deeply inspired by Japanese architecture when she lived in Tokyo in 1940-1941, bookcases creates architectural structure within a space illustrating that “she designed spaces, not just the objects in them”. Its language of modern design, and modularity, reflects Charlotte Perriand’s vision, which was never rigid or aseptic, combining functionality and aesthetics to fulfill the user’s requirements. Perriand saw the wealth of compositions available from the assembly of elements normalized on a human scale and standardized, typical of traditional Japanese architecture.


Charlotte Perriand

designer

Charlotte Perriand (24 October 1903 – 27 October 1999) was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In her article "L'Art de Vivre" from 1981 she states "The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living — living in harmony with man's deepest drives and with his adopted or fabricated environment." Charlotte liked to take her time in a space before starting the design process. In Perriand's Autobiography, "Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation", she states: "I like being alone when I visit a country or historic site. I like being bathed in its atmosphere, feeling in direct contact with the place without the intrusion of a third party." Her approach to design includes taking in the site and appreciating it for what it is. Perriand felt she connected with any site she was working with or just visiting she enjoyed the living things and would reminisce on a site that was presumed dead.

  • Date/

    1958/60

  • Color/

    Black, Brown

  • Material/

    Aluminium

  • Dimension/

    33.5 x 71.0 x 280.0 cm (13.2 x 28.0 x 110.2 in)

  • Style/

    Historic

  • Ships from/

    Paris

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