Charlotte Perriand | Living in Freeform

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Charlotte Perriand was driven by her incredible aesthetic sense paired with an¬†indomitable¬†work ethic. Twenty-four years young, she graduated from L’Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs and wasted no time pursuing her calling as an industrial designer. She was hard-headed, focused; a woman that knew exactly what she wanted and how to obtain it. Through perseverance, she secured an interview with the world’s leading designer, Le Corbusier. Though not long after their initial encounter Le Corbusier would call upon her for all of his projects dealing with furniture arrangements and colour selections, on this particular October afternoon, he dismissed the bright-eyed, bushy tailed Perriand with a dry and most likely sexist comment “…we don’t embroider cushions here”.

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Le Corbusier, Percy Scholefield, Charlotte Perriand, George D. Bourgeois, and Jean Fouquet
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