To Charlotte Perriand, lamps were not a decorative element added for no reason, but a functional and technical component, a tool and an object answering to specific needs. Perriand’s minimalistic approach instills a timeless character in her creations: these are the “Useful Forms” that came from the movement she co-founded in 1949.
She was an architect, designer, as well as an enthusiastic hiker and skier, a visionary, an independent woman and a global traveller. From the early decades of the 20th century, she revisited the concept of design and its aesthetic values, giving life to contemporary design through timeless, iconic and authentic objects that bear witness to modern times.
Charlotte Perriand’s lightings are timeless. They are at the same time functional and minimalist, designed, as her furniture, on an architectural scale. They aren’t lightings of a “designer” but of an “architect”, that play with volumes and dimensions, as an architectural element of a combination, to let space “sing”.
Pernette Perriard-Barsac, Jacques Barsac, Archives Charlotte Perriand