Charlotte Perriand
by architects series
Sandra Dachs, Patricia de Muga, Laura García Hintze

Introduction by Josep Lluís Sert
Design by Mot


Charlotte Perriand was born in Paris in 1903. In 1927, when she was only 24 years old, she showed a “Bar under the roof” made out of steel and aluminum at the Salon d’Automne, prompting Le Corbusier to hire her as a furniture designer.

Design, Modern Architecture
Some of the prototypes she produced for the Salon d’Automne held two years later —Equipement intérieur de l’habitation—a project signed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand, provoked a chain reaction that has not yet come to an end. In 1940, Perriand was invited to Japan to be the offi cial advisor on industrial design for the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She recommended that the Japanese turn their eff orts to creating products for export to the West. Unfortunately, her stay was cut short by the outbreak of World War II. Unable to travel back home due to the naval blockades, she stayed in Vietnam for four years until the war ended. Th ere she learned about weaving, woodwork, rattan, and other natural products. After this experience, she turned to the radical idea of using more rustic materials such as bamboo and cane to create more affordable, mass-produced furniture.
128 pages, 180 illustrations
Hardback, 16.5x21 cm
Spanish, English
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2020