Prefabricated Bath Unit, Arc 1800, Savoie, France

A work made of polyester and fiberglas shell, monoblock polyester, ceramic and chrome-plated brass.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of polyester and fiberglas shell, monoblock polyester, ceramic and chrome-plated brass.

Date:

1975–78

Artist:

Charlotte Perriand
French, 1903–1999

About this artwork

Like a readymade for construction, the idea of prefabrication has long fascinated architects and designers. The kitchen and bathroom became special focuses for study because of the many different materials and trades required to produce them. Charlotte Perriand’s prefabs at Les Arcs—molded fiberglass shells in unexpected red, green, and blue—represent one of the rare projects of this kind that achieved large-scale production, with thousands of units created over the course of a decade. Completed at the end of Perriand’s career, these units were the culmination of many years of work to make domestic spaces more usable, affordable, responsive to contemporary life, and especially at Les Arcs, enjoyable and fun.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Charlotte Perriand (Architect)

Title

Prefabricated Bath Unit, Arc 1800, Savoie, France

Date

1975–1978

Medium

Polyester and fiberglas shell, monoblock polyester, ceramic and chrome-plated brass

Dimensions

225 × 220 cm × 160 (89 × 87 × 63 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jerzy and Nina Sobota

Reference Number

2014.1179

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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