Living with Charlotte Perriand presents a catalog of the great
designer's work, object by object. Her chairs, tables and bookshelves in
all their different iterations are seen here both up close and "at
home," as installed in the living spaces of collectors. Photographs of
both historical and contemporary settings show how Perriand's furniture
stands the test of time and taste. Essays by François Laffanour and
Cynthia Fleury provide a deeper insight into Perriand's work and retrace
her life and collaboration with other great artists, designers and
architects of her time, such as Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé.
Additionally, quotes from Perriand and the collectors who live with her
designs are interpersed throughout the book. Charlotte
Perriand (1903-99) was a French architect and designer known for the
playful mix of materials and styles in her furniture. In her article
"L'Art de Vivre" (1981) she states, "The extension of the art of
dwelling is the art of living--living in harmony with man's deepest
drives and with his adopted or fabricated environment."