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Centre Georges Pompidou
Charlotte Perriand

Centre Georges  Pompidou. Until 27 march 2006.

charlotte perriand centre georges pompidou

Young designer rebel in her time, Charlotte Perriand is one of the important creative women of first half of the XXth century.  Drawing its jewels, marrying out of scarlet velvet, definitively not resigned to preserving classicism's, she contacts Le Corbusier at 24 years old, freshly graduated from Decorative Arts.  Le Corbusier quickly detects the talent of the young woman for her use of new materials and its ideas upon interior design : Headlight of car as a luminary, table equipped with rubber, wall cupboard out of mirror.  In the Thirties, she collaborates directly in the creation of the famous chairs and signed armchairs Corbusier/Jeanneret.  Friend of Fernand Léger, she leaves several years to Japan and refines her vision of volumes minimalists.  Its last great initiative goes up at the end of the years 1960, when she is involved directly in the construction of the winter sports resort of the Arcs.  She draws the whole of interior installations of the new dwellings.  She dies at 96 in 1999.  This excellent exhibition reveals us the essential of a life of inspirations, at the source of our contemporary projects.

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