Launching Design in an Expanded Field, our new series of discussions on design and on the occasion of the Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life exhibition at the Design Museum, the Institut français in London brings together leading personalities and experts to explore French designer Charlotte Perriand’s “feminism in the making” and echo to younger generations of creators and her connection to London.


  • Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Artist
  • Jacques Barsac, Biographer of Charlotte Perriand
  • Hélène Bertin, Artist
  • Catherine Geel, Design Historian
  • Pat Kirkham, Professor of Design History, Kingston University
  • Pernette Perriand-Barsac, Charlotte Perriand’s daughter & Head of the Charlotte Perriand Archives
  • Enni-Kukka Tuomala, Designer


  • Justin McGuirk, Curator of the Design Museum exhibition Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
  • Jana Scholze, Design Curator & Associate Professor at the Kingston School of Art


Picture: © DR/Archives Charlotte Perriand, ADAGP, Paris, 2021