DESIGN: Charlotte Perriand at the Petit Palais
One of the most important early modernists, French furniture designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) was a member of Le Corbusier’s studio. This exhibition emphasises the importance of photography in her work; both for her preliminary studies, it provided her with inspiration for her experiments with forms, materials and spatial arrangements, but also as an integral part of her furniture and as a monumental component for interior design (the latter took the form of photomontages). The show also particularly emphasises her passion for objects found in the course of her walks; in their distancing of the rationalist spirit of the 1920s, these brought greater flexibility and formal freedom to her work. The show presents 380 photos and 70 items of furniture, including a suite that once belonged to Perriand herself, and offers a fresh look at Perriand’s work and the opportunity to rediscover an artist alert to her natural and social setting, gifted with a keen eye for the world around her and always ready to stand up for her convictions as a free creative spirit.
Until Sun 18 Sep.
10am-6pm (8pm Thu). Closed Mon. 8€
Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th. www.petitpalais.paris.fr