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'Tokyo’ bench, ca. 1956

Oak, fabric
23 3/5 × 88 9/10 × 30 1/5 in
60 × 225.8 × 76.7 cm
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Phillips

60 x 225.8 x 76.7 cm (23 5/8 x 88 7/8 x 30 1/4 in.) including cushions
Editioned by Steph Simon, …

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60 x 225.8 x 76.7 cm (23 5/8 x 88 7/8 x 30 1/4 in.) including cushions
Editioned by Steph Simon, Paris, France. Fabric produced by Simone Prouvé, France.

From the Catalogue:
“I set out to find all the books I can on Japan: the land, the ground, the underground, the sea, the fauna, the flora, the people, the manners….”

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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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Phillips

60 x 225.8 x 76.7 cm (23 5/8 x 88 7/8 x 30 1/4 in.) including cushions
Editioned by Steph Simon, …

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60 x 225.8 x 76.7 cm (23 5/8 x 88 7/8 x 30 1/4 in.) including cushions
Editioned by Steph Simon, Paris, France. Fabric produced by Simone Prouvé, France.

From the Catalogue:
“I set out to find all the books I can on Japan: the land, the ground, the underground, the sea, the fauna, the flora, the people, the manners….”

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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.”

'Tokyo’ bench, ca. 1956

Oak, fabric
23 3/5 × 88 9/10 × 30 1/5 in
60 × 225.8 × 76.7 cm
Bidding closed
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