Charlotte Perriand

1903–1999

Fernand Léger, ‘Les Objets à Réaction Poetique’ 1931–6
Les Objets à Réaction Poetique 1931–6
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Biography

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 it's 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 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.

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Fernand Léger, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret Les Objets à Réaction Poetique

1931–6

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