he Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris presents Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand, an homage to the artist on the 20th anniversary of her death.
Architect, designer and multifaceted artist, Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) always wanted to celebrate life by offering her extremely personal vision of the “l’art de vivre”. The exhibition reexamines this through an analysis of her socially conscious and forward-thinking works. This revolutionary and free-thinking woman always had an eye on the future, bringing architecture and design together with the most fanciful expressions from arts, crafts and nature. Charlotte Perriand redesigned spaces and objects by freeing forms and crossing boundaries and conventions in a continual evolution already perceived to be innovative in the twenties.
Consider the à réglage continu, the chaise lounge par excellence, that led to the success of design icons such as the LC4, made with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, produced by Cassina since 1964; or Maison du Jeune Homme, a condemnation of the squalor of Parisian housing in the thirties; or even Selection-Tradition-Creation, a manifesto in which Perriand went back to the use of traditional materials like bamboo, inspiring an entire generation of Japanese architects in the forties.
A pioneer in interior design of the future, Charlotte Perriand knew how to create a completely new habitat, with spaces expressly thought of for women. The retrospective Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand puts all of her brilliance on display, in a fascinating dialogue between her design and furniture, set in the splendor of Louis Vuitton’s glass cathedral.
Where: Fondation Louis Vitton, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Ghandi, Paris
When: until February 2020