Y H B H S (card catalog) selection 25
Paulette Pascarella, interior designer, New York
"Charlotte most assuredly had a life force, and it was her tireless curiosity, which led her to travel with her eyes, translating those lessons into forms."
Charlotte Perriand, Et Le Japon,
written by Jacques Barsac, published by Norma Editions
Paulette Pascarella sent an inspired entry to the YHBHS Card Catalog. I've read her exquisitely curated blog, Dialog with Paulette Pascarella, (go here to her site) for about a year now. Though we've never met in person, I know we share the same passion for design, interiors, and art. She writes:
A creative life does not exist in a vacuum.
French designer, Charlotte Perriand, collaborated with the big guys; Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, Jean Prouvé, and Lucio Costa, but I like to think her time spent in Japan, was another big influence. Charlotte most assuredly had a life force, and it was her tireless curiosity, which led her to travel with her eyes, translating those lessons into forms.
Charlotte Perriand, Et Le Japon, written by Jacques Barsac, published by Norma Editions, is a beautiful monograph on Perriand and the influence of Japanese design and craft on her work. The visuals of this book tell the story, with many of the photographs taken by Charlotte. It is the final photograph in the book, by Lord Snowdon taken in 1989, which I find most intriguing.
The photograph shows Charlotte Perriand in stylized vernacular Japanese clothing, without the accoutrements of her designs, suggesting the power and authority of this Design Icon.
Paulette Pascarella Design (PPD) is a New York based Interior Design firm focusing on the design of high-end residential and commercial interiors. Principal, Paulette Pascarella’s terrain of design begins through the lens of a curator working both solely and collaboratively as a multi disciplinary design studio.
PPD has a unique concentration in working with both renowned Interior designers, private clients as well as collaborating with Architects to create significant interiors. This dual strategy has allowed a developed language applicable to a working process of applied objectives, pragmatic solutions and aesthetic vitality. This practice ultimately enriches, diversifies and expands both firms artistic and value base.
PPD has a diverse clientele and treats each commission like a piece of artwork with balance, line, scale and clarity of form. PPD’s work ranges from design of complete full-scale interiors, curating of small-scale projects, installations and bespoke furniture. Exploring the relationship between art and culture our work seeks innovative ways to translate elements of timeless design and edited sensibility suited for modern living.