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'Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World' at the Fondation Louis Vuitton


Get those Eurostar tickets to Paris booked as soon as possible because a new exhibition dedicated to architect and designer Charlotte Perriand has recently opened at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Charlotte Perriand is a major figure in 20th Century art whose work remains a source of inspiration today. She was born in 1903 in Paris, and studied at the École de l’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs from 1920 to 1925. Two years later, she began working as an interior designer, based at her studio on Place Saint-Sulpice. Her research and interest in furniture design led her to collaborate with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in the 1920s and 1930s. During this time she worked on major projects including the Villa Church, the Villa Savoye, the Cité du Réfuge for the French Salvation Army, and the Pavillon Suisse at the Cité Universitaire.

The exhibition retraces her architectural work, and visitors will be able to engage directly with a world of modernity thanks to faithful reconstructions that include woks of art chosen by Charlotte Perriand.

The exhibition ‘Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World’ runs until 24th February, 2020. For more information, visit the Fondation Louis Vuitton website.

All images © Fondation Louis Vuitton

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