I am so pleased to announce that Francois Laffanour of Gelerie Downtown will participate in my upcoming film on collecting furniture by Charlotte Perriand for the New York School of Interior Design. As the man who can be credited for creating the market for furniture by Perriand, and as the owner of the Steph Simon archives, Laffanour has been a key figure in the evolution of the market, and will share his experience and insights in the film. One of the most gifted and active designer in postwar France, Perriand was a quintessential Modernist, who devoted her career to the pursuit of affordable, innovative furnishings which came to improve the daily lives of millions living in France and its colonies. The film will tell the story of her life and the narrative of the market. It will air in the spring.
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