The film on collecting furniture by Charlotte Perriand is now available online. This educational venture comes to provide collectors, architects, and designers with the story and history of collectible pieces by Perriand, who was one of the most gifted and active designers in postwar France. A quintessential Modernist, she devoted her career to the pursuit of affordable, innovative furnishings which would improve the daily lives of millions living in France and its colonies. Through her vision, ambition, and imagination, Perriand embraced an aesthetic of simplicity and promoted a healthy lifestyle. Machine-Age, to her was an engine to move modernism from the margins into the mainstream, and to grant designers with social responsibility. Always creating, always inventing, her domestic objects came to share the habits of daily life, as she sought to unite man with his time, and to formulate a concept for French “good design.” I would like to take this opportunity and to thank the speakers for sharing their passion and expertise: Professor Jean-Louis Cohen; connoisseurs Alan Wanzenberg and Dr. Frank Moore; Franocis Laffanour of the Parisian Galerie Downtown; and collector-dealer Jaewoong Chung. The film wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship of Cassina, and the support of the Foundation Perriand, the New York School of Interior Design, Cultured Magazine, and DeTnk.
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