Charlotte Perriand was born on this day in 1903. The French architect and designer would go on to become one of the pioneering forces in modern design, collaborating with Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouve on furniture, interiors and exhibitions. “Design is about responding to the gestures of the human being,” said Perriand, who believed that better design helps create a better society.
Charlotte Perriand on the Chaise Longue (1928), which she designed with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Image courtesy of Design Museum.