LIVING WITH CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
In parallel to the book launch of Living with Charlotte Perriand, co-written by François Laffanour and this years’ retrospective devoted to Charlotte Perriand at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in October 2019, Galerie Downtown François Laffanour celebrates its 40 year anniversary with a Charlotte Perriand exhibition taking place from 26th September to 2nd November 2019. ‘‘All the exhibitions I have dedicated to Charlotte Perriand have only increased the pleasure and connection I have for her work. The serenity and strength I felt when I bought my first ‘‘gorged’’ table, continues to renew itself and amplify my conviction that these pieces of furniture are not only objects, but faithful companions and guardians of a very inspiring knowledge and wisdom.’’ says François Laffanour. With this new exhibition, François Laffanour demonstrates once again Charlotte Perriand’s genius through her various creations, which will be presented as the interior of a collector, combining contemporary art with post-war design iconic pieces. The power of the furniture with its minimal forms, Its subtlety inspired by her various travels and discoveries, seduced collectors all over the world. Fascinated by the work of this modern pioneering artist, François Laffanour has kept to himself this ambition to defend and share her work since his early years at the Paul Bert Serpette Market in 1979, up until today at the most important international fairs and at the gallery of the rue de Seine in Paris. With the exhibition ‘‘Living with Charlotte Perriand’’, the Downtown Gallery once again demonstrates that her work fits perfectly into the world of contemporary art.