ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Charlotte PerriandCHARLOTTE PERRIAND

Born in Paris, architect and designer Charlotte Perriand is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern movement. After famously initially being refused a job at Le Corbusier’s studio, receiving the renowned retort “we don’t embroider cushions here”, Perriand’s design prowess was initially overlooked; it was only when she exhibited her innovative ‘The Bar under the roof’ installation at Salon d’Automne that she was able to convince Le Corbusier of her talent, resulting in an offer of a position at his studio.