L’art de vivre en montagne, selon Charlotte Perriand

The art of mountain living, according to Charlotte Perriand


Claire Grangé
Holder of a DEA (Diploma of Advanced Studies) in History, and cultural media. She was named director of the museum “House of the Winter Olympics” from 1992 to 2018 where she was responsible for the development of exhibitions on subjects linked to development in the mountains, the architecture of ski resorts and winter sports.
Keywords: Charlotte Perriand, modern architecture, design, ski resorts, mountain landscape.
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Passionate about skiing and alpinism, the architect and designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) developed numerous projects for loisirs and the mountain landscape over the course of her career. Her major projects in the years 1960 to 1980, such as her chalet in Méribel and the ski resorts of Les Arcs 1600 and 1800, owe their foundations to the research that she carried out in the 1930s. The designs of this pioneer illustrate a way of living in harmony with nature and demonstrate how advanced her thinking was. Recognized as remarkable contemporary architecture, her designs remain extremely comfortable to live in today.