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Charlotte Perriand
EN FORME DESK
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 EUR
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154
Charlotte Perriand
EN FORME DESK
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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Paris

Charlotte Perriand
EN FORME DESK
ash, aluminium and metal
 
72 x 217 x 100 cm ; 28 3/8 x 85 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.
designed in 1939, most likely executed before 1950
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Provenance

Collection Louis Lataillade, France and thence by descent

Literature

For the En Forme desk exhibited at Formes Utiles, Objets de notre temps, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1949 :
Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un Art d'Habiter, Paris, 2005, p. 350
Charlotte Perriand, exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, Paris, December 7, 2005 - March 27, 2006, p. 109
Mary McLeod, Charlotte Perriand, An Art of Living, New York, 2003, pp. 179 and 220
Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand et le Japon, Paris, 2008, p. 189
Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, L'Oeuvre Complète, Volume 2, 1940-1955, Paris, 2015, pp. 173 and 250-251

Catalogue Note

Louis Lataillade started working as a doctor at the Algerian Hammam Righa spa resort in 1937, before becoming health inspector and then director of the public health experiment center of Soissons in 1950. In 1958, he joined the European WHO office in Copenhagen, and became its representative in Turkey in 1963. He came back to Copenhagen to be the co-director of the WHO/Europe office from 1967 to 1972.
Louis Lataillade was a friend of Albert Camus and a writer himself. He is the author of Le Groupe Sud published at Gallimard, along with many medical articles, a biography of Abd el-Kader and several books of poems, among which Mots de Passe, published in 1948 and illustrated by his friend Maurice Jardot.
This friendship led Louis Lataillade to acquire a few pieces by Charlotte Perriand, like our En forme desk. Maurice Jardot was Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler’s associate and a close friend of Le Corbusier as well as Charlotte Perriand.

Important Design

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Paris