For “Le Monde Nouveau de Charlotte Perriand” (“Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World”), an art exhibition opening at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Cassina, the only company authorized to manufacture furniture by the early 20th-century visionary of modern furniture design, collaborated with Pernette Perriand Barsac to reconstruct some of Perriand’s pioneering works. From 2 October 2019 to 24 February 2020, Fondation Louis Vuitton is dedicating the entire Frank Gehry building to the visionary French architect and designer.
These include the celebrated Salon d’Automne, the annual art exhibition held at the Grand Palais in Paris, where Perriand, Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret staged Equipement Interieur d’une Habitation exactly 90 years ago in 1929.
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Marking the twentieth anniversary of her passing, the modern design exhibition presents Charlotte Perriand’s extraordinary, free and independent career, paying tribute to her through a display of her work exploring the links between art, architecture, and contemporary design.
Since 2014, the year of the opening of Fondation Louis Vuitton, the building never had an exhibition dedicated entirely to just one person. An independent woman, pioneer of modernity, and leading figure of the 20th-century design, Perriand was socially, artistically and politically active on a daily basis, while her creations presaged current conversations about the roles of women and nature in our society.