Reproduction of Charlotte Perriand’s UNESCO “Teahouse” now at le Bon Marché
BonjourParis French News
By Dali Wiederhoft
Paris, April 9—A reproduction of modernist design innovator and architect Charlotte Perriand’s Japanese “Teahouse” is on display at Paris department store Le Bon Marché until June 11. Perriand’s original plans were used to construct a replica of the teahouse and bamboo gardens.
The original Maison de Thé de Charlotte Perriand was built at the request of the Japanese delegate to UNESCO. Perriand (1903-1999) was greatly influenced by Japanese design style and she is revered in Japan. The teahouse was installed at UNESCO rooftop gardens in Paris in 1993, but has since been dismantled.
Visitors pass through the meditation garden of bamboo trees and smooth stone trails surrounding the teahouse. Thirty of Perriand’s photographs, original “Teahouse” renderings, personal notes and other effects are displayed within the bamboo forest.
At the edge a relaxing salon de thé serves a selection of teas and desserts.
The Bon Marché exhibit is a spin-off of the major exhibition "Charlotte Perriand, from photography to design” at le Petit Palais Musee des Beaux-Arts from April 7 to September 18.
The Teahouse of Charlotte Perriand exhibition and salon de thé close June 11 at le Bon Marché, 2nd floor, 24, rue de Sevres, Paris 7e.