Charlotte Perriand, ‘Wall Mounted Corner Writing Table With Drawer’, ca. 1960, Maison Gerard

Shelf: Height: 2" - Width: 58.25" - Depth 13.5"
Drawer: Height: 3.75" - Width: 12" - Depth: 10.25"
Overall depth at Corner: 31"

Image rights: Robert Levin

For images of the interior of Les Arcs, see:
Clarisse, Catherine, Gabriel Feld, Mary McLeod, and Martha Teall. "Charlotte Perriand and the Alps: Skiing for the Masses." 182-195. In Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, edited by Mary McLeod. New York: H.N. Abrams, 2003.
Clarisse, Catherine. "Charlotte Perriand et Les Loisirs. L'Aventure des Arcs." 142-148. In Charlotte Perriand, edited by Marie-Laure Jousset. Paris: Editions de Centre Pompidou, 2005.

Les Arcs, Savoie

About Charlotte Perriand

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.”

French, 1903-1999, Paris, France