Architecture Exhibitions International

The Design Museum London

Charlotte Perriand
The Modern Life

Mar 26, 2021
@Charlotte Perriand, Gaston Regairaz (architects), Guy Rey-Millet/AAM (site manager), La Cascade residence, Arc 1600, 1967-1969

Meet one of the giants of 20th century design, a free spirit who championed good design for all and was often overshadowed by her famous male collaborators. 

Enter the world of Charlotte Perriand, whose pioneering designs shaped the 20th century. Her modern ideas can be found in the way we live today, from the use of materials such as aluminium and steel, to her belief that good design is for everyone. 

Experience large-scale reconstructions  of her most famous interiors and enjoy some of her furniture up close. The exhibition will also feature photography  and  personal notebooks  that shed new light on her unique creative process, alongside works by her friends and peers, including  Le Corbusier,  Fernand Léger  and etchings by Pablo Picasso. 

The exhibition was curated in collaboration with the Perriand family and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which staged a highly successful retrospective last year and marks the 25th anniversary of the first Charlotte Perriand exhibition at the Design Museum in 1996.