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Charlotte Perriand was a pioneer of modern leisure. From large-scale architectural projects to modular furniture systems, her designs embodied modernist principles and brought leisure to the masses in a post-war era.

Starting with Perriand’s 1960s ski resort, Les Arcs, this talk brings together leading design and architectural thinkers to explore the evolution of modernist recreation and the architecture it generated: from Lina Bo Bardi’s SESC Pompéia (1977) to the Playboy Town House (1962).

- Beatriz Colomina, professor of History of Architecture at Princeton University.
- Dr. Jane Hall, founding member of Turner Prize-winning collective studio ‘Assemble’, designers of ‘Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life’.
- Justin McGuirk, writer and curator at the Design Museum.
- Martino Stierli, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Architecture for Modern Leisure

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Event Type(s) Talks & Debates
Admission / Cost FREE
Organiser Design Museum

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