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Bench with drawer, from Cité Cansado, Mauritania, circa 1962

Oak, mahogany-veneered wood, plastic-laminated wood, painted steel.
14 1/5 × 102 3/5 × 27 3/5 in
36 × 260.7 × 70.2 cm
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Metal manufactured by Métal Meubles and wood manufactured by Négroni, France. Issued by Galerie …

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Metal manufactured by Métal Meubles and wood manufactured by Négroni, France. Issued by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France.

Charlotte Perriand
French, 1903–1999
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Charlotte Perriand was a rare female voice among the avant-garde designers whose designs shaped modern living in the early 20th century. As a student, she rejected the popular Beaux-Arts style and found inspiration instead in machine-age technology. She joined the studio of Le Corbusier at 24, where she experimented with steel, aluminum, and glass, developing a series of tubular steel chairs that remain a modern icon. In 1940, she traveled to Japan to advise the government on how to export products to the West, and spent WWII exiled in Vietnam, where she discovered local woodwork and weaving techniques and embraced natural materials. “The most important thing to realize is that what drives the modern movement is a spirit of enquiry; it’s a process of analysis and not a style,” she said near the end of her life. “We worked with ideals.”

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Metal manufactured by Métal Meubles and wood manufactured by Négroni, France. Issued by Galerie …

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Metal manufactured by Métal Meubles and wood manufactured by Négroni, France. Issued by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France.

Charlotte Perriand
French, 1903–1999
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Charlotte Perriand was a rare female voice among the avant-garde designers whose designs shaped modern living in the early 20th century. As a student, she rejected the popular Beaux-Arts style and found inspiration instead in machine-age technology. She joined the studio of Le Corbusier at 24, where she experimented with steel, aluminum, and glass, developing a series of tubular steel chairs that remain a modern icon. In 1940, she traveled to Japan to advise the government on how to export products to the West, and spent WWII exiled in Vietnam, where she discovered local woodwork and weaving techniques and embraced natural materials. “The most important thing to realize is that what drives the modern movement is a spirit of enquiry; it’s a process of analysis and not a style,” she said near the end of her life. “We worked with ideals.”

Bench with drawer, from Cité Cansado, Mauritania, circa 1962

Oak, mahogany-veneered wood, plastic-laminated wood, painted steel.
14 1/5 × 102 3/5 × 27 3/5 in
36 × 260.7 × 70.2 cm
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