Perriand, Charlotte

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Perriand, Charlotte (1903–99). French architect and furniture designer, she was one of the most influential creators of interiors of her time. She collaborated with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on the Salon d'Automne Exhibition, (1928), the Villa Laroche (1928), the Pavillon Suisse (1930–2), and the Cité de Refuge (1932), all in Paris, and later with Jean Prouvé on the design of ‘serial’ furniture (modular wall-units, etc.) in the 1950s. She also designed kitchen prototypes for Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation at Marseilles (1950), and her output of designs during the period was prodigious. With Ernö Goldfinger she designed the interiors of the French Government Tourist Offices at 66 Haymarket (1958–60) and 177 Piccadilly (1963–4), both in London. At her châlet, Méribel-les-Allues, Savoie, France (1960–3), she married traditional and Japanese design to the International Modernist style.

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Anno Domini, xxxiii (1963), 601–3;
Kalman (1994);
Jervis (1984);
McLeod (ed.) (2004);
Perriand (1985, 1998);
Jane Turner (1996)