Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier’s halo, 1928. Courtesy of Scheidegger and Spiess.


March 2014

Charlotte Perriand’s ethos
Time can play funny tricks. In Charlotte Perriand’s time, much of what she strove to achieve was unable to effectively happen. This was mainly due to her being too far ahead of the present day in terms of her thinking. And also because many factors that would have better facilitated this were not then available. Luckily, her husband and her daughter, both well versed in her legacy, are bent on restoring the various furniture pieces and projects that Perriand designed, all the while honouring her attention to quality.