Since 2018, Maison Verrsen has exhibited each year a selection of mountain furniture designed by Charlotte Perriand, for the major project that was Les Arcs.
Long shunned, Charlotte Perriand's work in the mountains is nevertheless a major part of her career, she devoted herself to it from the 1930s.
Passionate skier and sportswoman, she will put her mountaineering experience at the service of architectural creation.
In 1940 in Méribel, she met Georges Blanchon, with whom she created, among other things, the famous Méribel chair. At the beginning of the 1960s, the one who devoted an immoderate love to the mountains decided to implement a construction for her own use and opened up new perspectives. Indeed, if the Savoyard constructions are closed to better conserve heat, the architect wishes to create in Méribel, a construction open to the outside.
Between 1940 and 1960 follow various projects with Pierre Jeanneret, Jean Prouvé, Georges Candilis, in Megève, Les Bellevilles or Saint-Gervais...
An emblematic figure among the pioneers of the resort, she very early on grasped the potential and attractiveness of a ski area that stretches over the slopes of three valleys.
It was then towards the end of the 1960s that the team of the Atelier d'Architecture en Montagne (AAM) and in particular Denys Pradelle, in charge of a new project above Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the presents to promoter Roger Godino. Charlotte Perriand will be the soul of the group of architects for more than 20 years on the various sites of Les Arcs. It will bring a new vision of architecture, combining innovation, functionalism and openness to nature for the greatest number.
For this new exhibition, Anthony and Emilie invite you to discover, through the work of different architects, a selection of mountain furniture. Charlotte Perriand, obviously for Méribel and Les Arcs, Henry Jacques Le Même in Megève, and Pierre Guariche with the Aime La Plagne station.
A new retrospective of this mountain furniture, with rare and carefully selected pieces of architecture.
From January 13 to March 13, 2023
Verrsen House from Paul Bert