Charlotte Perriand’s New World at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Last week, the Design Market team had the pleasure of visiting the exhibition “The New World of Charlotte Perriand” which is currently on display at the Louis Vuitton Foundation!
Alongside Picasso, Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Fernand Léger, the exhibition takes us into the fascinating work of this avant-garde artist.
Through 11 galleries of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the remarkable scenography of the exhibition traces the life of this extraordinary architect. From her meeting with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret, to her life in Japan during theSecond World War, the public is invited to wander between iconic pieces of French design and masterpieces of modern art.
A MODERN LIFE
His collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret began when he graduated from the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs. It was during these 10 years of artistic exchange that some of Charlotte Perriand’s most iconic works were born, such as the “LC” collection, still reissued today by Cassina.
Charlotte Perriand’s life was also marked by projects as ambitious as they were incredibly modern, including the creation of the Les Arcs ski resort, which the viewer is invited to discover through surprising works. This project, one of the architect’s most accomplished, is once again in keeping with her love of minimalism, where she banned car traffic and optimised the view with the particular shape of the resort’s buildings.
“Ilove the mountain deeply. I love it because I need it. It has always been the barometer of my physical and moral balance. Why do I love the mountains? Because the mountain offers man the possibility of surpassing himself that he needs
Japan was also an essential stage in Charlotte Perriand’s creation. During the war, she moved there and became an advisor for industrial art at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Inspired by the country’s unique way of life, she adapted to the Japanese style and decided to make her iconic pieces Japanese by using new materials and adapting the shape. Her travels and nature inspire Charlotte, from Japan to Brazil, her work will never stop being nourished by her life experiences.
This architect and designer has shaken up design trends with her innovative ideas and remains one of the icons of design today. We won’t tell you more about her, but we strongly advise you to go and see this exhibition to discover all the facets of her work!
The Design Market team