Cassina and Louis Vuitton have teamed up to honor architect Charlotte Perriand with an exhibition that combines furnishings, fashion and photography. The architect’s photography exhibition, entitled “Charlotte Perriand—A Modernist Pioneer, from Avant-garde Design to Photography,” and various pieces of Perriand-designed furniture will be on view in the Cassina Soho showroom.
The photographic memories selected for the exhibition are an insight into Perriand’s passion for architecture, nature and humanity discovered during her travels. The photographs, placed as modules inside wooden displays in the form of the iconic Nuage bookshelf, can be divided into the following subjects: Les Objects Trouvés, The Mountains and Prefabricated Architecture.
In tribute to Perriand, Cassina created a limited edition tribute piece, the LC4 CP lounge chair, which dates back to the then-controversial photo of Perriand relaxing on one of the first models of the chaise longue with a self-supporting mattress attached directly to the frame. The original LC4 was originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Perriand.
The new iteration of the lounge chair has been developed using Cassina’s industrial know-how and Louis Vuitton’s expertise in saddlery craftsmanship.
Each basalt-colored base carries the dedication“Hommage de Cassina à Charlotte Perriand à l’occasion de la Collection Icônes 2014 de Louis Vuitton” and is authenticated with the progressive limited edition production number. The designer’s signatures as well as the Cassina I Maestri logo are engraved on the chrome structure.
The exhibition is on display at 151 Wooster Street in New York City, and guests are invited to the opening night party on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.