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  • Le Lit bas de Charlotte Perriand
  • Le Lit bas de Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand (1903 – 1999)

Bed,
One of a kind, Circa 1951

Low bed on a wooden frame with two crossing legs
Fabric by Simone Prouvé

Dimensions: H. 9.1 x L. 80.3 x D. 33.5 In

Provenance: This bench was commissioned for Mr. Bernard’s house in Megève

In:
Galerie Downtown François Laffanour, Charlotte Perriand, Trois commandes particulières,
1938-1960.

With the ambitious project to build the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille (1947- 1953), Le Corbusier surrounds himself with a young team of architects, one of them is Georges Candilis. As young architect he becomes close to an industrial man who works on technical development of these « cellules à habiter »: Mr Bernard. He has a ground in Megève and decides to entrust him the building of the chalet. Due to his relations with Charlotte Perriand in Marseille, Georges Candilis proposes to her to create the interior design. When the study projects of funiture starts around July 1950, Charlotte Perriand works still to create furniture for the Unité d’habitation. This small building site becomes a real study place where future furniture pieces for Marseille are designed. Some of them – in different sizes – will be used in the apartments in Marseille. A few other constructions in this chalet present all the importance and times that Charlotte Perriand took whereas very few furniture are standardized at this time.