Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) is considered as one of the most innovative interior architects and furniture designers of the 20th century. She developed designs for tubular steel furniture, particularly in cooperation with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Beginning in the early 1930s, she discovered photography as a medium that provided important impulses for her work as a whole. She also employed the photographic medium for large-format collages with social and political messages.
With Charlotte Perriand: Designer – Photographer – Activist, the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich presents an exhibition that provides the opportunity to rediscover Charlotte Perriand as furniture designer, photographer, and activist. The exhibition runs until October 24, 2010.
In the same thematic framework, the exhibition Resonance. Charlotte Perriand and her traces in Brazil is shown at the Forum of the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur until 22 August 2010.
Charlotte Perriand: Designer – Photographer – Activist / Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland. Opening reception, July 15, 2010.
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