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Charlotte Perriand Desk "Petit Bureau en forme libre" for Cassina

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Price given applies to the piece as shown in the first picture. Prices vary dependent on the chosen material. Available in Mahogany or American walnut or a lacquered version (different colors available). A design table crafted by Charlotte Perriand to bring the warmth of wood and a free-spirited aesthetic into her studio.

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Charlotte Perriand

A pioneer of modernism in France, Charlotte Perriand was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design and architecture. In her long career, Perriand’s aesthetic grammar constantly evolved, moving from the tubular steel furniture of the Machine Age to a lyrical naturalism.

Perriand’s studies at the Ecole de L'Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs left her enthralled by Le Corbusier and his vision of a new, rational architecture. In 1924, she joined his studio to design furniture along with Pierre Jeanneret, Corbu’s partner and cousin. Together, they devised some of the finest examples of early modernist furniture, including two icons of the era: the B306 chaise with its swooping frame and hide upholstery; and the chunky, steel-framed Grand Confort club chair. Collaborative design produced another Perriand triumph: in the early 1950s, she and Jean Prouvé were engaged to produce desks, worktables and bookcases for the University of Paris. The bookcases — slim pine shelves with brightly painted aluminum dividers — are minimalist masterpieces.

By the end of that decade, Perriand’s aesthetic had changed completely from the earliest days of her career. She produced a series of furniture in ebonized wood: chairs with gentle S-curve legs, front and back; tables with elliptical tops. In the mid-1960s, she adopted an almost rustic look, designing simple chairs with dowel-cut frames and rush seats. Yet everything in Perriand’s oeuvre is beautiful, whether it’s the centerpiece of a décor or an accent. Charlotte Perriand’s work is in every great design collection, public and private. Works on these pages will show you why.

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Located in Berlin, Germany

A prime source for design enthusiasts the world over, Original in Berlin sells a carefully curated and ever-growing inventory of classics by Scandinavian, French, Italian and American creators —from Paul McCobb, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson and Finn Juhl to Charlotte Perriand, Giò Ponti and Marco Zanuso — in its 10,000-square-foot Berlin showroom and online. Through its New Originals collection, it also offers new-production pieces of mid-century design by such icons of the movement as Carl Auböck and George Nakashima, using the same materials, molds, and techniques employed for the original. In addition, the dealer works closely with contemporary artists, featuring ceramic works by Californian sculptor Stan Bitters as well as hand-crafted leather chairs by Daniel Wenger. Every vintage piece is inspected and meticulously restored by Original in Berlins small team of skilled in-house craftsmen, who also provide on-demand upholstery and carpentry services.

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