On the first Friday of every month, the Fondation hosts its Late Hours, a chance to see and experience the building, exhibitions and works in a whole new way.
In conjunction with the release of his illustrated novel Charlotte Perriand, une architecte française au Japon, 1940-1942, the Fondation gives author Charles Berberian carte blanche for a refreshingly singular “drawing concert”.
CHARLES BERBERIAN - CARTE BLANCHE
"DRAWING CONCERT" BY CHARLES BERBERIAN AND ALBIN DE LA SIMONE
7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. – 1st show
9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. – 2nd show
Charles Berberian invites French singer-songwriter Albin de la Simone, along with his band Sophie Bernado, Marcello Giuliani and Anne Gouverneur, to join him for a “drawing concert” honouring Charlotte Perriand. It is a visual and poetic stroll through the celebrated designer’s world in the intimate setting of the Auditorium, an exploration of her life and works through drawings executed on stage by Charles Berberian to the melodies of Albin de la Simone.
CHARLES BERBERIAN BOOK SIGNING
8.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.
Between the two “drawing concert” shows, Charles Berberian will autograph his illustrated novel Charlotte Perriand, une architecte française au Japon, 1940-1942 (published by Chêne/Arte) in a special book-signing session. Through words and drawings, his work talks about Charlotte Perriand’s time in Japan, shedding light on the fundamental impact The Land of the Rising Sun had on the legendary creations of this trailblazing designer.
WORKSHOP - MINI EMBROIDERY "JAPANESE CHERRY TREE"
7 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
LEVEL - 1
Join this embroidery workshop led by Chaumière Oiseau from Klin d'œil. Thanks to a magic needle making delicate thread patters, you will create an embroidery shaped as a cherry tree inspired by Charlotte Perriand's japanese influences. Go home with your round and colorful miniature embroidery.
7 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
GALLERIES, LEVELS -1, 1 AND 2
Every 30 minutes starting at the "Micro-Tours" meeting points
Reflecting Perriand’s close links with Japan, the Fondation’s guides will accompany their tours with short Japanese poerty known as Haiku poems. Your task is to find the piece of furniture associated with each poem.