Le Monde Nouveau de Charlotte Perriand is a huge new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, bringing together the largest exhibition on Perriand to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.
So often consigned as a sidekick to Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand was herself a modernist force to be reckoned with. This landmark exhibition seeks to redress the balance, connecting her work across art, design and architecture through meticulous reconstructions of her interiors, and revealing the visionary, cross-disciplinary nature of her practice.
The exhibition features several reconstructed rooms, showing both her furniture designs and conception of space. There are also works from people she collaborated with, including Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé, as well as the major artists of the modern period, including Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger, who she worked with in realising her visions for certain spaces, many reconstucted here.
The exhibition also shows her work around the world, including her extensive work in Japan, where she was hired to advise on industrial design. The combination of photography, furniture and spaces fully recreated shows the breadth of Perriand's work and the connections she made across art, architecture and design.
Find out more and buy tickets on the Fondation Louis Vuitton site.