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From Tubular Steel to Bamboo: Charlotte Perriand, the Migrating <i>Chaise-longue</i> and Japan

CHARLOTTE BENTON

in Journal of Design History

Published on behalf of Design History Society

Volume 11, issue 1, pages 31-58
Published in print January 1998 | ISSN: 0952-4649
Published online January 1998 | e-ISSN: 1741-7279 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/11.1.31
From Tubular Steel to Bamboo: Charlotte Perriand, the Migrating Chaise-longue and Japan

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The translation into bamboo, in japan in 1940–1, of that most evocative of Modernist furniture designs of the 1920s, the tubular steel chaise-longue designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, has long presented an enigma. This article explores both the larger background to, and the immediate circumstances of, this transformation. It also considers the legacies of japanese craft production initiatives in the inter-war years to the development of japanese industrial design in the early post-war years, and of Charlotte Perriand's experience of Japan to her post-war work

Keywords: crafts; design; inter-war; japan; Modernism; Charlotte Perriand

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Subjects: History of Art ; Art Forms ; Industrial and Commercial Art ; Art Styles

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