Two images of Charlotte Perriand facing the valley and on the "Chaise basculante" Tilting Chair
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Charlotte Perriand, Architect/Designer/Artist at FLV

Two images of Charlotte Perriand facing the valley and on the "Chaise basculante" Tilting ChairAre you interested or curious about the synthesis of architecture, art and design? Two noted artist/architects who fit that description are Charlotte Perriand and Frank Gehry.  Charlotte Perriand “imagined an ‘art of living’ that broke the codes of the time.” The Charlotte Perriand exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) may be closing February 24, 2020 but you have time to download the audio guide! This exhibition and audio guide have a “use-by date” and will not be available once the next exhibit opens April 1. Listen to the stories of her career in interviews and exhibit descriptions. You will find them fascinating. Charlotte Perriand was a member of the Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret studio.

Charlotte Perriand was a precursor and, in my opinion, a clairvoyant of the Paris we are experiencing today: green spaces, use of the Seine for the benefit of Parisians and visitors, and more. She was ahead of her time and always saw the practical use of nature in design. She was concerned that interiors should benefit the occupant and not the designer in their functionality (i.e.,asking is it easy to move, foldable, practical, comfortable, etc.).

Due to the Paris strikes, visiting this exhibit took a two and a half month delay. But after the chat I had with Frank Gehry during his visit to the Fondation Louis Vuitton I took the first opportunity to visit the ten galleries on four levels of the museum for the Inventing a New World (Le Monde nouveau de) Charlotte Perriand exhibition.

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YouTube FLV Charlotte Perriand Symposium December 4, 2019 (English dubbed)

Books available on the Charlotte Perriand topic , including in English.

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history a few decades ago with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. In 1990 for American Airlines I began working as a flight attendant, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines after 20 years. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel and I am active in Toastmasters. Enjoy!