metal base with patina
h 24 / w 180 / d 70 cm
Simple yet originally inventive Perriand bench. Sold and distributed in the 1950s by famous Paris gallery Steph Simon, together with pieces by her frequent collaborator Jean Prouvé. Charlotte Perriand is one of the most influential French designers and architects. Developing groundbreaking designs she started out working with steel, turning to her prominent rustic wooden drafts in a free form (Form libre) and arriving at a Japanese influenced style after 1940 inspired by her stay in Japan in that year. She early on met Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with whom she would collaborate closely throughout her life.