It’s hard to think of a modern woman more modern than Charlotte Perriand. Creative, intelligent, well traveled and athletic, the native Parisian was a pioneer of design at a time when women’s options in the field were limited mainly to ceramics and textiles. …it was largely thanks to her vision that the architect Le Corbusier became famous for the 1928 steel and cowhide chaise longue, and other iconic pieces, on which he collaborated with Perriand and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.
Perriand went on to create other furnishings, as well as interiors and buildings, but the first house she designed on her own, a 1934 second-place entry in a magazine competition for an affordable beach house, remained unbuilt — until now. Louis Vuitton, which took Perriand as the muse for its spring/summer 2014 women’s Icônes collection, worked with the Charlotte Perriand Archive to construct La Maison au Bord de l’Eau (the House on the Waterfront), which will be displayed at Design Miami (Dec. 4 to Dec. 8) and then put up for sale. | Source: NYT :: A Pioneering Collaborator of Le Corbusier Finally Gets Her Due
Charlotte Perriand in 1934, left.