At the table with Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier

Connected with the need to create space, storage became one of the great concerns for post-war interior design. A pioneer, Charlotte Perriand asserted that: “storage is a priority: it may or may not be incorporated in the architecture; since it responds to the greatest needs of equipping, it must be resolutely industrialised”.

In 1947, she developed the sketch of a model kitchen for the Unité d’Habitation of Marseille, the emblematic structure built by Le Corbusier in Marseille between 1947 and 1952. During the definitive creation of the kitchen by the Le Corbusier Studio, the general ideas of Charlotte Perriand’s design were reworked: sliding doors, the hostess contact with her guests thanks to the kitchen-bar totally integrated with the living room.

Due to the exhibition “Le design pour tous : de Prisunic à Monoprix, une aventure française”, some of the works in this room may not be on display. We apologize for this.

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