Online Event Talk

The Legacy of Perriand

Explore the legacy of Charlotte Perriand’s ideas and designs in contemporary society today in this panel discussion.

What to expect

Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering designs shaped the 20th century. Her modern ideas can be found in the way we live today, from the use of materials to her belief that good design is for everyone. 

Join a panel of thinkers and contemporary designers for a discussion exploring the legacy of Perriand’s ideas and design in contemporary society today.


Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in New York. He has been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, Head of Research at the V&A and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Author of 'Thinking Through Craft', 'The Craft Reader', 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion' (with Jane Pavitt), 'The Invention of Craft', and his most recent book, 'Craft: An American History' (Bloomsbury, 2021). Glenn also co-hosts the online interview series 'Design in Dialogue'.

Justin McGuirk

Justin McGuirk is a writer and curator based in London. Chief curator of 'Charlotte Perriand: A Modern Life' exhibition at the Design Museum, Justin has been the director of Strelka Press, design critic of The Guardian, and editor of Icon magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture for an exhibition curated with Urban Think Tank. His book 'Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture' (2014) is published by Verso.

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Booking information

Adult: £5
Members: free

Suitable age range: 18+

This is an online-only event.
You will receive instructions on how to join the course in your booking confirmation email.

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