Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) _ and still modern

The Petit Palais is showing “Charlotte Perriand. From Photography to Furniture”, until September 18th, 2011. The creator of the famous LC2 Grand Confort armchair, the B301 reclining chair and B306 chaise longue (all three from 1928) this exhibition reveals that she also practiced her keen eye in photography, capturing people and landscapes in tight black and white compositions, simple yet powerful like her furniture.

Longtime subsumed by the overpowering aura of Le Corbusier, with whom she collaborated for 10 years, and Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand has gained more and more widespread recognition over the last couple of decades as one of the leaders of early Modern furniture, architecture and interior design.

The exhibition is inserted among the ecclectic collection of the City of Paris displayed in this palace designed by Charles Girault for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. Fyi, it has a nice café in its très picturesque inner courtyard garden and visiting its permanent collection is free of charge. Click here for an overview of the Petit Palais’ permanent collections.

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