French modernist Charlotte Perriand was famous for many incredible things. She was a close collaborator of legendary architect Le Corbusier. She has designed some of the world’s most celebrated chairs, some of which — including one chaise longue that is so comfortable that it has become the most popular prop in the adult film industry are still in production today. She’s also known for her love of Japanese furniture and craftsmanship, having lived there while serving as an official advisor for industrial design to France’s Ministry for Trade and Industry in the ’40s.
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