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Largest ever exhibition of Charlotte Perriand furniture goes on display in New York

December 11, 2018

Largest ever exhibition of Charlotte Perriand furniture goes on display in New York

by Emma Tucker
 

A bumper exhibition of Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering furniture designs has gone display at New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery.

The furniture designer – who was hired by Le Corbusier to oversee interiors on his projects – was a key player in the Modernist movement and had a career spanning 80 years.

Nearly 50 key projects are on display in the gallery. This includes a tubular steel chair made in partnership with the architect, and a six-sided table Perriand created in the late 1930s for her Montparnasse apartment. Its unusual shape was designed to fit more people around it.

A kitchen made for Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation and a room filled with furniture she designed for student accommodation in Paris are also on show.

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