Perriand and Mondrian

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It amazes me sometimes how much Piet Mondrian has inspired such a wide range of artists, architects, designers, and more. There’s Mobiado phones inspired by Mondrian, a kitchen design inspired by Mondrian, a “navigation concierge” hologram inside a GPS wearing Mondrian-inspired clothes … why, even Mother Nature has a bird that looks like it spent some time in Mondrian’s studio.

So I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find another creative person inspired by Mondrian: the French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, whose bookcase or shelving unit, below left, brings to mind a Mondrian painting, an example of which is shown below right.

Charlotte Perriand and Piet Mondrian

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