Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
The first retrospective of her work in the UK for 25 years, The Design Museum’s Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life spans her near-seventy year career, drawing on her archives in Paris and shedding new light on her creative practice. The exhibition captures a new age of modernity, of femininity, and highlights a designer who would defy the limitations of an era dominated by men, and would revolutionise our modern world to synthesis art, design, and architecture.
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Perriand often opted to describe herself as an ‘interior architect’, drawn from her desire to ‘build from the inside out’, believing furnishings and architecture needed to be designed together to achieve the ‘art of living’ – a concept more fitting to life in the 21st century.
Whilst designing at every scale, from furniture to complex ski resorts, her overriding ambition was to make good design accessible to as many people as possible. This good design came from a respect for the learnings from those who had come before her.
‘The resonance of things together’
Charlotte Perriand: a life in art and architecture