FEATURED IN MAY

Migrants 33 BY KRISTA SVALBONAS

Krista Svalbonas' investigations into regional architecture are perfect pairings for our current exhibition Perriand in the Mountains. Focusing on Svalbonas' personal history of her immigration and her own transitioning between major U.S. cities, Svalbonas collages photographs together to create an accumulation of experiences both visual and felt.

DAPHNE AND CHLOE BY MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall's lithograph Daphne and Chloe reminds us of some of the more natural and leisurely elements that we have been thinking about while putting together our exhibition of Perriand's furniture. A leisurely afternoon under a tree, a secret getaway with intimate moments. All of these things enlighten the aura of Perriand's Les Arcs pieces. 

 

LES ARCS SCREEN BY CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

One of the masterpieces we are honored to have in this exhibition is a dividing screen designed by Perriand. Originally used in Les Arcs, this screen was so loved by Perriand that she incorporated it into her own atelier to separate her office and creative spaces. Remarkably elegant, Perriand considered even the most minute details in its creation. One example of this is the arrangement of nails fastening the wood together. Aligned diagonally, spaced 5 rows apart, the nails become a line that draws your eye through the grid, rather than being an unsightly aspect of this screen's construction. This historic, graceful, and exquisitely handmade piece defines the Les Arcs collection. Perriand's influence in design can be seen everywhere, yet there is nothing quite like these works. Our exhibition, Perriand in the Mountains, is on display until Sunday, May 27th.

 

 

Matthew Ryan