Charlotte Perriand (1903 - 1999) is a french architect and designer which has studied at the Art Décoratifs in Paris. Later she worked for Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier was a member of the UAM ( Union des Artistes Modernes ). The young women renewed by creating free form furniture in particular in ash tree or pine. In 1940 she is leaving for a official mission in Japan. This country will mark her permanently and her creative style mixes tradition and modernity, Orient and Occident. After Pearl Harbour she was forced to leave Japan and will live few times in Indochina. She returns to France in 1946 and participate to the reconstruction. She continues his research for collective equipment with the design of the Cité Universitaire in Paris around 1952. This is the Steph Simon Gallery, located in Saint Germain des Près Paris who will edit his furnitures from 1956 until 1974. At the end of the 50’s, Charlotte Perriand will resume his projects of mountain chalets in Méribel the start in 1967 the huge project in Les Arcs. Between 1962 and 1969 she goes regularly in Brasil and will transpose his furniture in local wood, like jacaranda.