|furniture by Maurice Dufrene|
|Bar sous le toit|
|Charlotte Perriand & Alfred Roth, 1927, and ball bearing necklace.|
|Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret at the rue de Sevres studio, Paris|
In 1928 she designed three chairs with chrome bases using Le Corbusier's principles of identifying needs and designing accordingly. One chair was made for conversation: the B301 sling back chair, another for relaxation: the LC2 Grand Comfort chair, and the last for sleeping: the B306 chaise lounge.
|Charlotte Perriand on the B306 Chaise Longue, 1928|
|The LC2 Grand Confort Chair, 1928|
|1928, Chrome-plated tubular steel and canvas|
|Revolving armchair, designed by Perriand, made by Thonet Frères, Paris, 1928|
The depression and the economic constraints of the early 1930s saw a shift in Perriand's attitudes. She also began to reject the machine aesthetic of the 1920s and moved towards an understanding that "one can work honestly in any material" along with an appreciation of the values of artisan culture. In her designs from that period she seems inspired by the traditional furniture of Savoie, where she spent time as a child, as well as the work of Scandinavian architects such as Alvar Aalto. She began to create objects in the once derided “vegetable substance,” - wood.
|Perriand Style Wood Arm Chair|
In 1935 she began to pursue her own ideas on domestic design, studying and publishing her ideas on hygiene and space-saving methods of storage. Perriand’s formal association with Le Corbusier ended in 1937. She continued, however, to collaborate with his associate Pierre Jeanneret: between 1937 and 1940 they designed furniture in wood and aluminium and, in conjunction with Aluminium Français, established a research team with Jean Prouvé to study the development of prefabricated housing.
|Charlotte Perriand & Jean Prouve Mexique Bookcase, 1953|
|A view of "Contact avec L'art japonais: tradition, selection, creation" as shown in Tokyo, 1941|
|522 TOKYO OUTDOOR|
|Chalet in Savoie, France|
|Sling chair with steel frame|