A pioneer of modernity, designer, architect, urbanist, photographer and a timeless icon of design, Charlotte Perriand continues to be a protagonist of the 2021 cultural scene thanks to a series of important events


A journey in which Cassina, who has always had a special interest in diffusing the works of the designers and architects in its collections by promoting cultural initiatives and creating exceptional collaborations, plays a central role.


"Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life" at the Design Museum in London


From the 19th of June to the 5th of September, the Design Museum in London will celebrate this extraordinary woman in the exhibition "Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life". For this occasion Cassina, in the role of Reconstruction Content Partner, will loan a selection of pieces from its archive including its authentic reconstruction of the revolutionary Salon d'Automne (1929), the furniture recreated for the Proposition d'une Synthèse des Arts (1955) and the Banquette pour agence Air France bench (1957), exhibited for the very first time as part of the reconstruction of the Air France London agency.

The exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to discover Charlotte Perriand’s works and her ability to design avant-garde interiors that meet the users’ needs while combining both functionality and beauty. 

Discover more: here.


Next stop for the Refuge Tonneau: Venice


From the 21st of May to the 21st of November 2021, in conjunction with the Biennale, the Fondation Wilmotte in Venice is the backdrop for the renowned Refuge Tonneau.

Designed by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret in 1938, this mountain refuge was created for the first time in 2012 by Cassina in close collaboration with Pernette Perriand-Barsac and Jacques Barsac.

Inspired by a children’s fairground ride photographed by Charlotte in Croatia, this avant-garde structure was developed on the basis of original drawings and notes and with the knowledge and heritage that Cassina has matured throughout its history.

Discover more: here.


The Charlotte Perriand Collection for Cassina


This year Cassina, the only company authorised to produce the furniture designed by Charlotte Perriand, also presents a selection of new reissues developed with the utmost respect for authenticity.

Today the Charlotte Perriand Collection, introduced into the Cassina I Maestri Collection in 2004, comprises of approximately thirty products, all reissued in close collaboration with her only heir Pernette Perriand-Barsac.

To guarantee authenticity, each piece bears the logo and signature of Charlotte Perriand in addition to the progressive number that corresponds to its identity card. 

Discover all the products by Charlotte Perriand and Cassina here.