Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Complete Works. Volume 3: 1956–1968

The authoritative four-part monograph on Charlotte Perriand continued: volume 3.




Jacques Barsac. With a preface by Barry Bergdoll

1st edition

, 2017

Text in English only


528 pages, 484 color and 303 b/w illustrations

23 x 30.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-748-8

In cooperation with Archives Charlotte Perriand, Paris


Charlotte Perriand is one of the foremost figures in twentiethcentury interior design. Together with her contemporaries and collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, she created many pieces of furniture we now consider classics, including the instantly recognizable LC4 chaise. Her pioneering work with metal was particularly instrumental in paving the way for the machine-age aesthetic popular throughout the 1920s and ’30s.

The third volume in a planned four-part series, this lavish book covers the years between 1956 and 1968. During this period, Perriand established a relationship with the Galerie Steph Simon, which exhibited and published some of her most iconic work, as well as that of renowned contemporaries Serge Mouille, Georges Jouve, and Jean Prouve. Perriand also completed several high-profile projects throughout the 1960s, most of which are published here for the first time, including comprehensive branding and designs for Air France’s offices around the world and the renovation of the Palais des Nations, where many of her designs for furniture and the assembly halls she decorated remain in use and relatively unchanged to this day. The new volume also documents comprehensively her close, yet little-known, links to Brazil.

Covering these important moments and many others, Charlotte Perriand continues this unprecedented exploration of this key figure, complete with annotations and a bibliography for further research.


Further volumes:

Volume 1: 1903–1940

Volume 2: 1940–1955

Volume 4: 1969–1999

Autoren & Herausgeber

Jacques Barsac

 realisierte Dokumentarfilme über Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Jean Cocteau und Winston Churchill. Seit 2001 beschäftigt er sich ausschliesslich mit Perriands Werk.

Barry Bergdoll

 is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at New York’s Columbia University, and has served as the MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design 2007–13.


«Hineingeboren in den französischen Jugendstil, die Belle Époque, künstlerisch ausgebildet und in das Designerleben eingestiegen im französischen Art Déco bei gleichzeitiger Beeinflussung vom deutschen Bauhaus, durchlebte und beeinflusste Charlotte Perriand die wichtigsten Design-Konzepte des 20. Jahrhunderts, wie eben auch das im vorliegenden Band beschriebene Mid-Century-Design. Über die Jahrzehnte und verschiedene Design-Epochen hinweg ist ihr Werk durch die Kontinuität ihrer Ansprüche an und ihre Vorstellungen von gutem Design geprägt.» Wolfgang Hornik, Sammler Journal