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Paravent Ambassade

Design Charlotte Perriand

Artist’s puzzle

A painstaking architectural composition, an artist’s design puzzle made for the interior decor of an ambassador’s home, a piece that narrates Charlotte Perriand’s passion for Japan and its artisan heritage.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1969

In 1969, Charlotte Perriand designed a screen for the home of the Japanese ambassador to France. This allowed her to put her passion for the Far East to work. During her travels to the region, she gained many insights into the immense local artisan heritage. Charlotte Perriand, expert in designing furniture to meet the needs of its user, conceived the Paravent Ambassade screen to hide the door connecting the office to the salon de réception, a space that evoked a certain solemnity also because of the presence of a large sofa, over seven meters long, next to which the screen was placed.

Due to a lack of budget to construct the screen, Perriand had the brilliant idea of reusing the discarded solid rosewood left over from the production of her Tabourets which she had cut into rectangular blocks to be connected with threaded rods. The result is an artist’s puzzle, a small architectural composition made from 313 hand-processed solid wood blocks, assembled one by one, held together by vertical tension rods and separated by anchors. A masterpiece of perseverance that, thanks to the great number of blocks, makes it possible to mold the screen into increasingly diverse shapes and articulate its movement with sinuousness like that of a micro-mesh. 

I MAESTRI

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand full membership of that avant-garde cultural movement which, from the first decades of the twentieth century, brought about a profound change in aesthetic values and gave birth to a truly modern sensitivity towards everyday life. In this context, her specific contribution focuses on interior composition, conceived as creating a new way of living, still today at the heart of contemporary lifestyle. In the sphere of twentieth century furnishing history, the advent of modernity made possible the entrepreneurial audacity of this true reformer of interior design.

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The years Perriand spent in the Far East bore fruit in the design screen, a masterpiece of perseverance made of 313 small solid wood blocks, made entirely by hand and assembled one by one. 

A genuine architectural composition where blocks of canaletto walnut or oak are the ideal element to embellish a design piece that epitomizes exoticism and functionality. 

Solid wood blocks

In canaletto walnut, natural oak or oak stained black.

Tie rods

Aluminium.

NATURAL OAK

OAK STAINED BLACK

AMERICAN WALNUT

PRODUCTION YEAR

1969

DESIGN BY
Charlotte Perriand
PRODUCTION YEAR

1969

DESIGN BY
Charlotte Perriand

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