Designer Charlotte Perriand created the CR3 Chair in 1927 for her small Paris flat whilst working for Le Corbusier. It would start to receive attention when exhibited at the 1928 Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, and at the 1929 Salon d’Automne.
Apart from being one of the most influential women during the modern era, Charlotte believed that good design made for a better society, a belief that underpinned much of her work. Whilst the CR3 is co-designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, their exact contribution is unclear.
In recent years Cassina have purchased the rights to much of Perriand’s work and it is produced under license from the Foundation Le Corbusier. It is also a part of the permanent collection at MoMa.