The Design Museum celebrate the life and work of pioneering 20th-century designer Charlotte Perriand, whose accessible designs have long been overlooked in favour of her male peers.

A design giant, a sportswoman, a global traveller – Charlotte Perriand’s independent, free-spirited nature shone through in her designs and she spent her career championing a more accessible future for interior design, advocating good design for everyone.

Overlooked by her male peers and collaborators, this exhibition gives Charlotte Perriand back her rightful place in design history, as the true legend of 20th-century design she was. Examples of her iconic furniture such as the Chaise Longue Basculante and her famous interiors such as the apartment designed for Salon d’Automne in 1929 will be on display alongside photographs, scrapbooks and prototypes of her designs.

A designer who helped define how we think of the modern interior, Charlotte Perriand’s modern accessible approach to design can be found reflected in the way we live and decorate today.

Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, Greater London, W8 6AG

020 3862 5900


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last exhibition entry 5pm) The museum is open late on the first Friday of every month from 10am – 8pm (last admission 7pm).

Please check the museum's website for updates.

The museum follows government COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

All visitors and members must pre-book tickets online to ensure everyone's safety and social distancing inside the galleries.

No tickets will be sold at the museum, but admission slots can be booked online on the day of the visit, if available.

A unique queuing system will ensure social distancing.

Face covering will be mandatory for all aged 11+ (unless exempt).

Cashless purchases only. Credit/debit card or mobile payments will be accepted at the shops. However, £1 coin needed for the lockers.

The cafe and restaurant will remain closed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available on-site.

Hands-free experience with no touch screens or interactives. Visitors to bring their own headphones to enjoy specific exhibits.

Bike parking capacity has been doubled so that more people can cycle to the museum.

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