Contemporary design cannot be understood without its figure. Charlotte Perriand (Paris, 1903-1999) is a full member of that avant-garde cultural movement that, from the first decades of the 20th century, brought about a profound change in aesthetic values and gave rise to a truly modern sensibility towards everyday life.
In 1927 she began a decade-long collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret at the famous design studios on Rue de Sèvres in Paris, where she experimented with steel, aluminum and glass, developing a series of tubular steel chairs that remain modern icon.
During his long and fruitful stay in the East (1940-1946) she continued to experiment with new techniques and materials and made the maxim of the tradition of minimalism her own, always faithful to its principles based on a humane and innovative rationalism.
Back in France, she continued her work with Le Corbusier and also collaborated with Jean Prouvé, together with whom she put into practice the democratization of interior design with key pieces from the 20th century. Her devotion to nature led her to develop designs with natural materials, folkloric inspiration and organic shapes.